SQUASH Delicata (organic)

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Cucurbita pepo

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 6

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A popular old heirloom variety of winter squash that produces 20cm (8”) long yellow/cream loaf shaped fruits with green stripes. Delicious, creamy sweet orange potato like taste flesh. Makes a savory treat when slice lenght ways and baked, stuffed with rice, topped with cheese or broiled. Keeps well up to 6 months.

Harvest: 100 days

Tropical: All Year Round
Spring to Summer
Temperate: Spring to Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer.

Sow: 2cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3 seeds in a mound 70cm apart. Thin to the stongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 70cm
Row space: 70cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Maturity: 6-7 weeks

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