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Organic Squash, Winter Delicata

Has a Rich Sweet Potato-Like Flavor

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8339

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Winter Squash - Delicata - Cucurbita pepo

Tender Annual Vining. Delicata's 7"-9" oblong fruit has ivory-colored skin striped with green. Its flesh has a rich, sweet-potato-like flavor which is ideal for baking or stuffing. Its short vines are prolific.

Did You Know? Most people cannot tell whether pumpkin or squash is used in a pie. Many cooks actually prefer winter squash to pumpkin because it makes a non-fibrous pie.

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 2"-4" apart. When the young plants are established, thin each hill to two to three plants each.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the fruits have turned a deep solid color and the rind is hard. Harvest the main part of the crop before heavy frosts hit your area. Cut squash from the vines carefully leaving two inches of stem attached. Unlike many winter squash, Delicata can be used right after harvest. No curing necessary.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 5'-7'
Days To Maturity: 76-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 15"-36"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

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Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

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 2"-4" apart. When the young plants are established, thin each hill to two to three plants each.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when the fruits have turned a deep solid color and the rind is hard. Harvest the main part of the crop before heavy frosts hit your area. Cut squash from the vines carefully leaving two inches of stem attached. Unlike many winter squash, Delicata can be used right after harvest. No curing necessary.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Not Sure.

I planted 4 of these plants. They all grew and had very nice plants, although only 2 produced fruit so i am on the fence about it. Not sure if it was just a bad growing season or what. The fruit was pretty small so didn't really get too much out of them, although the plants seemed to grow well themselves, maybe just not a good year. I don't think I would recommend these, although would love for someone else to try to see if they have success as it seems it has potential.

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Not my favorite winter squash

I have never had much success growing this squash. It does not produce for me, maybe something I am doing wrong. :(

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deliciousness!

This squash is creamy, meaty and the flavor is amazing! I will be growing this one again.

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Awesome flavor

Delicious flavor, meaty and creamy. I will be growing these again.

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