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Delicata Winter Squash, 25 Heirloom Seeds Per Packet, Non GMO Seeds

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Cucurbita pepo "Delicata"

It sounds odd but this squash tastes like sweet potatoes. For real! An abundant producer, this variety gives many green and cream striped fruits with a light yellow flesh. Fruits average 6” long and 3” diameter. Skin is tender enough to eat, too!

Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24-48”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 90 days
Height: 3-4' vining
Zones: 3-9

Planting Instructions
Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24-48”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 90 days
Height: 3-4' vining
Zones: 3-9

Approx seeds per order 25

Squash plants need full sun and a long growing season. Start seeds indoors if you are in a cooler climate. They generally need between 70-100 days so make sure you choose a variety that has enough time to reach maturity in your climate or that you are starting them inside soon enough.

Direct sow when all danger of frost has passed. Plant 3-4 seeds 1" deep in large mounds around 6-8' apart.

Squashes grow on vines that can reach 30 feet long so make sure you have lots of space in the garden for them to stretch out or train the vines to a trellis or support system. This works especially well with smaller varieties – larger ones are too big to be supported on a trellis. Another option is to plant them around the edge of the garden and direct the vines around the sides. Squash seeds can also be planted in rows 6'x6' apart.

Transplant seedlings when all danger of frost has passed. The seedlings are extremely tender and cold temperatures will kill them. The soil temperature should be at least 65F. Squash plants need about 2" of water per week. They are heavy feeders and benefit from manure, compost, or other fertilizers.

USDA Zone Map

Cucurbita pepo "Delicata"

It sounds odd but this squash tastes like sweet potatoes. For real! An abundant producer, this variety gives many green and cream striped fruits with a light yellow flesh. Fruits average 6” long and 3” diameter. Skin is tender enough to eat, too!

Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24-48”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 90 days
Height: 3-4' vining
Zones: 3-9

Planting Instructions
Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24-48”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 90 days
Height: 3-4' vining
Zones: 3-9

Approx seeds per order 25

Squash plants need full sun and a long growing season. Start seeds indoors if you are in a cooler climate. They generally need between 70-100 days so make sure you choose a variety that has enough time to reach maturity in your climate or that you are starting them inside soon enough.

Direct sow when all danger of frost has passed. Plant 3-4 seeds 1" deep in large mounds around 6-8' apart.

Squashes grow on vines that can reach 30 feet long so make sure you have lots of space in the garden for them to stretch out or train the vines to a trellis or support system. This works especially well with smaller varieties – larger ones are too big to be supported on a trellis. Another option is to plant them around the edge of the garden and direct the vines around the sides. Squash seeds can also be planted in rows 6'x6' apart.

Transplant seedlings when all danger of frost has passed. The seedlings are extremely tender and cold temperatures will kill them. The soil temperature should be at least 65F. Squash plants need about 2" of water per week. They are heavy feeders and benefit from manure, compost, or other fertilizers.

USDA Zone Map