Squash, Delicata

  • $4.00

Description

Cucurbita pepo

Like a single serving of sweet winter candy, with decorative thin skin!

A favorite winter variety for its exquisitely sweet, single or double serving fruits, borne prolifically on dainty plants that don't overrun the garden like some whopping varieties. Skins can be left on when dicing or cutting rings if desired--pairs great with taters in a roasting pan! Open-pollinated.

Squashes are a part of the vast agricultural and culinary legacy of this continent, with indigenous seedkeepers in modern-day Mexico and Central America cultivating some types at least 10,000 years ago. Along with their sisters corn and beans, they spread throughout the western hemisphere through the loving care of Native Americans and by the time European colonizers arrived on the continent, many varieties of squash were being grown by farmers from the southwest to the northeast. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the original stewards of the nutrient-packed, long-keeping, healthy-seed-spawning miracle that is a squash! 

Seeds grown by Thompson Creek Farm in Newman Lake, Washington.

25 seeds.

Directions: Direct seed after frost. Or start indoors 2-4 weeks before last frost and transplant after frost. Plant with nasturtiums to deter pests.

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

¾”

3’

7-14

100