Delicata Squash 'Delicata' Seeds

1891 introduction that taste like a sweet potato, and much easier to grow.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

Introduced in 1891, Delicata's taste is remarkably similar to that of sweet potatoes, but is much easier to grow. The vines produce plentiful cream-colored, green-striped oblong fruits, about 3" in diameter and 6" long.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cucurbita pepo
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1 in.
When to Sow Indoors 2-4 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 15