Squash, Delicata

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A long oblong-shaped squash with a cream colored flesh and green stripes. Quiet the beauty!  Can keep for extended periods of time. Baked or steamed the squash has a high sugar content and can be used in both savory and sweet application.

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Cucurbita pepo

A long oblong-shaped squash with a cream-colored flesh and green stripes. Quiet the beauty!  It can keep for extended periods of time. Baked or steamed the squash has a high sugar content and can be used in both savory and sweet applications.

Suggested Planting Requirements:  Squash needs deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, consistent watering.  All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use plastic mulches to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short summer growing seasons.  Avoid overhead watering to prevent powdery mildew. Any squash can be planted in 20” container if space is limited.

 

Growing Recommendations:  Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F.  Row covers can be utilized for a pest barrier as birdies and bunnies love munching on squash.  As with most cucurbits, mounding provides an optimal growing area.

 

Harvesting & Storage:   Can be harvest when small for smoother skin or larger Delicatas will have thicker skin.  When preparing in an oven, cut the squash in half by cutting down the length of the oblong shape. Place the squash with the skin side down in a dish with 1/2 inch of water. Cover the dish and bake for 1/2 to 3/4 hour at 375 degrees.

 

Soil Temperature: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 1″
Days to Germination: 7-14
Days to Maturity: 65-70+
Height at Maturity: 1’
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 1-2′

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Package Weight: 2 gram

Approximate seed count per packet: 18 seeds 

Sows about 10′ Row (This takes into account thinning)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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