Organic Delicata Squash Seeds

Delicate nature, sweet flavor

Cucurbita pepo
Small, easy-to-cook winter squash.
This popular variety is easier to prepare than butternut squash and has a flavor that is just as sweet, with slightly drier flesh.
Product ID# WI0358 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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This small oblong squash was introduced in 1894 by the Peter Henderson Company of New York. Although a very popular home garden variety, the delicata's delicate nature and sweet flavor were almost lost because it was considered commercially unfeasible to grow. Its thin skin made it difficult to ship and its lower yields did not make the grade for mono-crop agriculture. It has since been improved--and has won over lovers of sweet winter squash everywhere. Note: this is the vining form of Delicata Squash--not the bush-habit variety. It forms small- to medium-length vines. See Cornell's Bush Delicata Squash for the true bush-habit type.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 90 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 3 to 4 feet
Spacing Between Rows 3 feet
Height at Maturity 18 to 24 inches
Width at Maturity 4 to 6 feet

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