Squash Sweet Potato Delicata - Ontario Seed Company
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Delicata Squash (Sweet Potato Type)
Short vines produce fruit about 15-20cm (6-8") long and 9cm (3.5") in diameter that are cream coloured with attractive thin green stripes. Unlike most of the winter squash, Delicata has a thin edible skin so no peeling is required before eating! This unique looking squash has very sweet orange flesh and is excellent for stuffing and baking. A good winter keeper.
How to Grow
Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5cm (1") deep in hills 2.4m (8') apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well - use paper or fiber pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.
Approx. 20 seeds/pkt.