Delicata Squash Seeds (Sweet Potato Type) 2285
Delicata Squash Seeds (Sweet Potato Type) 2285 Heirloom Vegetable. Short vines produce fruit about 15-20 cm (6-8"") long and 9 cm (3.5"") in diameter that are cream coloured with attractive thin green stripes. Unlike most of the winter squash, Delicata has a thin edible skin so no peeling is required before eating! This unique looking squash has very sweet orange flesh and is excellent for stuffing and baking. A good winter keeper.
How to Grow
10-12 seed/gram Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1"") deep in hills 2.4 m (8""²) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well-use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.
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Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring
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7 to 10
Killed by Frost
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