Heirloom Italy Lunga di Napoli NAPLES LONG Pumpkin 20 SEEDS Winter Squash LARGE
125 days. Large, oblong-butternut 2 ft long shaped fruit can weigh 20-35 lbs. (9-15kg). The flesh is bright orange; flavor is superbly rich and very sweet. The skin is deep green, turning tan in storage. 2-3 fruits per plant. These are attractive squash and great for areas with warm, long seasons.
A good heirloom for home or market growers. A beautiful very old Italian heirloom that was listed in America by Fearing Burr in 1863; very rare in the USA. Seed will not germinate in cold soil. Soil germination temperature 78F-90F. Planting instructions are included.
The winter squash group includes pumpkin, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash. Winter squash, like other richly colored vegetables, provide an excellent source of carotenes. Generally, the richer the color, the richer the concentration. They also offer a very good source of vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium. Winter squash are also a good source of vitamin B6 and niacin.
Studies have shown that, due to their carotene properties, winter squash exert a protective effect against many cancers, particularly lung cancer. Diets that are rich in carotenes (especially pumpkins) offer protection against cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Studies have also shown that pumpkin seeds are helpful in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).