Boston Marrow


Extremely rare. The origins of the variety are a bit unclear; some claim that it was a Native American variety that was gifted to European settlers. Others believe it was originally of Chilean origin. The first written history was when it was introduced to gardeners in 1831 by Mr. J. M. Ives. Excellent eating qualities, thick fleshed and free of fiber. A real custard-like, buttery flavor. Typical fruits weigh 10-20 pounds. Widely adpapted, does well from the far North to Florida to California. Good keeper. 90-100 days.

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Seed Type


Latin Name:

Cucurbita maxima

Alternate Names

Autumnal Marrow


8-12 days


90-100 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow seeds after danger of frost has passed. Or start indoors 3 weeks before last frost date.

Planting Depth:



Sow 6-8 seeds in hills 8-10' apart. Thin to 3-4 seeds. Or plant in rows 8-10' apart, spacing plants 8-12" apart in the row.

Seed Count

+/- 110 per ounce; 1,770 per pound

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