Delicata Squash Seeds (Sweet Potato Type) 2285

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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.

Additional information

Weight N/A
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Blooming Season Begins

High Summer

Lifecycle

Annual

Propagation

Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

Days to Emergence

7 to 10

Light

Full Sun

Growth Habit

Vining

Frost Tolerance

Killed by Frost

Days to Harvest

100

Degree of Difficulty

Easy

Heritage

Open Pollinated

Family Name

Cucurbitaceae

Latin

Cucurbita maxima

 

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