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Product Number: 82706

BUSH DELICATA SQUASH (80 DAYS)

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Germ 7-10 days / Pepo
Delicata is one of our most popular winter squash and this one was bred for growing in containers. It will produce plenty of fruit in a large container although they may hang over the sides to some extent. 15 seeds

PLANTING:

Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots.

Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”.

Harvest- Before heavy frost. Determine ripeness when it has turned color has a dull dry skin and you can’t dent the skin with your thumbnail. Leave two inches of the stem on squash and manage carefully so there is no damage which can shorten its storage life. Curing for 7-10 days in the sun to harden the rind and increase storage quality.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Select the more compact varieties if your space is limited.

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09/19/2018
Clare B

A dessert squash

Delicata is so sweet, I consider it a dessert squash. It's great for eating baked, makes a good pie, good soup, good quick bread type cake, and keeps reasonably well. A great vegetable for the Thanksgiving table and cold weather eating. Beautiful, too. Easy to grow, but watch out for borers as with any squash. Follow those harvest tips Pinetree provides. Store them un-refrigerated but in a coolish place if you can.

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04/17/2018
LINDA A.
United States

Too early

It's a little too early to tell. Haven't planted yet!!!!!

PK
08/26/2017
Patricia Kipps

Very successful

I was very pleased with this this first year I have tried it. In the past, my winter squash frequently succumbed to vine borer. This one did not, or maybe just matured before that happened. The squashes are just the right size for our family of two. They are not too sweet. I bake with butter and maple syrup, and they are delicious.

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