SQUASH- DELICATA - organic seeds
Cucurbita pepoIf you have never eaten a Delicata squash, this is the one to grow. The vivid orange flesh color indicates it is rich in Vitamin A.
The sweet flesh is fine textured without coarse strings, butter and brown sugar are optional when eating because it is so sweet. Elongated fruit are 7-10 inches long. Trailing plants spreads only 36-48" and are suitable for small gardens. A winter squash variety that will store well in a dry frost free location for up to 4 months.
- A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
- The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better. I fill each hole at least 12” square with garden compost and paper at the bottom into which goes a single plant. For bush varieties 24in between each plant is fine – 48in for vines.
- Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space. Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run, whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained. If space is tight just keep turning the branches back to the centre to prevent spreading and over-running other plants.
Packet 5 seeds