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Winter Spaghetti Squash Seeds (Organic)

Winter Spaghetti Squash Seeds (Organic)

Garden's Pasta Alternative

Winter Spaghetti Squash, scientifically classified as Cucurbita pepo, is a distinctive variety of winter squash recognized for its unique pasta-like flesh upon cooking. This cultivar has been selectively bred for its intriguing characteristics and culinary versatility, aligning with the growing interest in alternative, healthful food options.

The plant typically exhibits a sprawling vine growth, necessitating ample space in the garden. It flourishes under full sun exposure, in well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. The squash itself, when mature, features a hard, pale to bright yellow shell, with an average weight ranging from 4 to 8 pounds.

Internally, the flesh of the Winter Spaghetti Squash is a vibrant yellow-orange. Upon cooking, it separates into strands resembling spaghetti, a characteristic that has made it a popular low-carb substitute for traditional pasta. The taste is mildly sweet and nutty, lending itself well to a variety of culinary applications, from savory dishes to desserts.

For optimal growth, planting should occur after the last frost of spring. The squash is ready for harvest in late summer or early fall, about 100 days post-planting. The skin should be hard and a deep yellow color. Post-harvest, curing the squash in a warm place for a week can enhance its sweetness and extend its shelf life. The Winter Spaghetti Squash, with its novel texture and taste, offers a nutritious and intriguing option for gardeners and cooks alike.

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Description

Winter Spaghetti Squash, scientifically classified as Cucurbita pepo, is a distinctive variety of winter squash recognized for its unique pasta-like flesh upon cooking. This cultivar has been selectively bred for its intriguing characteristics and culinary versatility, aligning with the growing interest in alternative, healthful food options.

The plant typically exhibits a sprawling vine growth, necessitating ample space in the garden. It flourishes under full sun exposure, in well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. The squash itself, when mature, features a hard, pale to bright yellow shell, with an average weight ranging from 4 to 8 pounds.

Internally, the flesh of the Winter Spaghetti Squash is a vibrant yellow-orange. Upon cooking, it separates into strands resembling spaghetti, a characteristic that has made it a popular low-carb substitute for traditional pasta. The taste is mildly sweet and nutty, lending itself well to a variety of culinary applications, from savory dishes to desserts.

For optimal growth, planting should occur after the last frost of spring. The squash is ready for harvest in late summer or early fall, about 100 days post-planting. The skin should be hard and a deep yellow color. Post-harvest, curing the squash in a warm place for a week can enhance its sweetness and extend its shelf life. The Winter Spaghetti Squash, with its novel texture and taste, offers a nutritious and intriguing option for gardeners and cooks alike.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

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

Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 11
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
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 plastic mulches 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: After all chance of frost has passed, plant 4-5 seeds in hills 6'-8' apart.

Harvesting & Storage: Spaghetti squash is ready to harvest when its skin color changes from cream to buff. Very easy to grow, it can be stored for 1-2 months in a cool dry location.

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