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Squash, Winter - Delicata
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This heirloom from the 1890’s just might be our favorite. Cylindrical 1-2 lb fruit, with cream-colored, green striped edible skin and dark sweet meat inside with a buttery nut flavor. Plus, it’s a great storage squash.
Bonus: edible squash blossoms!
Direct sow outside after last frost, when soil temp is at least 60°F Plant in rows 1" deep, 3" apart, thin to 4' apart; or plant in hills 6 seeds per hill, thinning to 3 plants per hill. Can be started indoors, provided roots are not disturbed during transplanting.
soaking seeds overnight can speed up germination
warm weather medium-rooted plants that like rich soil, sun and plenty of moisture
make your hills out of rotted compost or manure for very happy plants
blossoms are edible, though smaller than summer squash blossoms, and make a tasty treat raw or cooked
cross-pollinates readily with other squash cultivars of Cucurbita pepo; if saving seed, recommend growing only one variety at a time
Seed Count: 30
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 7
Days to Harvest: 100
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 5-7+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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