Squash - Winter, Delicata - Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
The Delicata Winter Squash (aka Sweet Potato Squash) is one of the tastier squashes with its creamy pulp that tastes a little like sweet potatoes. This variety produces elongated fruit that are pale cream with green stripes and that are about 7-10” long. Because of its thin skin, this variety doesn’t keep as long as most other winter squashes.
Name: Delicata Winter Squash
Botanical Name: Curcubita pepo
Other Common Names: Sweet Potato Squash
Color: Cream w/green lines fruit / orange flesh
Size: 7-10" long
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Sun / Shade: Sun
Hardiness Zones: All
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow seeds in well-drained soil in a sunny location after the threat of the last frost has passed. Sow summer squash seeds ½" deep, and sow winter squash seeds 1" deep. If you are planting in rows, seeds should be spaced 4-6" apart and rows should be 4-6' apart. If you are planting on hills, place 3 or 4 seeds in a ring on the top of each hill, and space your hills 3-4' apart.
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