Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Winter Squash Delicata Seed Description
Cucurbita pepo 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 is used in a pie. Many cooks actually prefer winter squash to pumpkin because it makes a non-fibrous pie.
Soil temp 70-85°F
Planting depth 1/2"
Germination 6-12 days
Maturity 76-100 days
Soil and 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 and 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 and 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.