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Emerald Delight Summer Squash Seeds

Emerald Delight Summer Squash Seeds

Garden-to-Table Treat

Emerald Delight Summer Squash, a member of the Cucurbita pepo species, is a prized cultivar that originated in the United States. It doesn't have distinct subspecies but is esteemed for its exceptional qualities. The plant features broad, lush leaves with sprawling vines that yield a bounty of elongated squash. Typically measuring around 6-8 inches in length, the squash boasts a vibrant, glossy green skin that embodies its name, "Emerald Delight." Renowned for its mild, delicate flavor, Emerald Delight Summer Squash offers a tender, creamy flesh that's versatile in the kitchen. It's perfect for grilling, sautéing, baking, or enjoyed raw in salads. Its flavor is often described as nutty and subtly sweet, making it a versatile addition to various culinary dishes. When planting Emerald Delight Summer Squash from seed, it thrives in well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. Optimal growth occurs in full sunlight, so choose a location that receives ample sun exposure. When the soil temperature reaches approximately 60°F (15°C), sow the seeds directly into the ground, planting them about 1 inch deep and spacing them 2-3 feet apart to accommodate their sprawling growth. Consistent soil moisture is crucial for robust growth, but avoid waterlogging. Regular harvesting encourages continual fruit production throughout the growing season. Emerald Delight Summer Squash is a beloved addition to gardens, offering not just a delightful appearance but also a delicious and versatile culinary experience.
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Description

Emerald Delight Summer Squash, a member of the Cucurbita pepo species, is a prized cultivar that originated in the United States. It doesn't have distinct subspecies but is esteemed for its exceptional qualities. The plant features broad, lush leaves with sprawling vines that yield a bounty of elongated squash. Typically measuring around 6-8 inches in length, the squash boasts a vibrant, glossy green skin that embodies its name, "Emerald Delight." Renowned for its mild, delicate flavor, Emerald Delight Summer Squash offers a tender, creamy flesh that's versatile in the kitchen. It's perfect for grilling, sautéing, baking, or enjoyed raw in salads. Its flavor is often described as nutty and subtly sweet, making it a versatile addition to various culinary dishes. When planting Emerald Delight Summer Squash from seed, it thrives in well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. Optimal growth occurs in full sunlight, so choose a location that receives ample sun exposure. When the soil temperature reaches approximately 60°F (15°C), sow the seeds directly into the ground, planting them about 1 inch deep and spacing them 2-3 feet apart to accommodate their sprawling growth. Consistent soil moisture is crucial for robust growth, but avoid waterlogging. Regular harvesting encourages continual fruit production throughout the growing season. Emerald Delight Summer Squash is a beloved addition to gardens, offering not just a delightful appearance but also a delicious and versatile culinary experience.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. Use row covers to provide a physical barrier to insects.

Harvesting & Storage: Pick squash when they are 4"-7" long to keep production high, and for best flavor.

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