Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Also called gold string melon, spaghetti squash is unique among winter squashes; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the shell in strands like spaghetti, and retains a tender, yet al dente, texture. Savory flavor that is delicious, and low calorie, with a simple bit of butter and salt. Each plant can yield 5 to 7 squash.

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo

Days to Maturity: 90–100 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: United States and Northern Mexico

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8'–12' vines

Variety Information: 8"–12" long, 4"–5" diameter, pale yellow, cylindrical shape. Flesh is pale yellow, and falls away from the shell in spaghetti-like strands.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½–1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 6'

Thinning: When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

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Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Easy to grow

5 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2019
Easy to start easy to grow results are huge squash.
Mary Doak from ME

Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2020
These seeds had a great germination percentage and some young plants even survived being transplanted. there are dozens of blossoms and the young squash are coming along well.
Dave Salsbury from WA

Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds - Conventional Heirloom

4 out of 5 stars Sep 23, 2020
We have more spaghetti squash than we can eat; one squash even grew into an open-mesh fence! It's odd however, that half of the plants have "normal" looking yellow squash, while others start out with a dark green pattern. The squashes ripen underneath the green pattern, but when they are cut open, the inside is tinged with green near the skin. Does it have something to do with the "Heirloom" designation?
Gail Shuler from WA
Owner Response: Hi Gail, Thanks for the question. You are correct that it is possible to see more variation in heirlooms vs. hybrid cultivars, but the end, ripe fruit should be quite similar when ripe (when you can no longer dent the skin with your thumbnail). It sounds like the difference you saw was just skin deep, but please contact our customer service if it was more than that so we can look into it further. Happy gardening!

Germinated well! Orange color?

4 out of 5 stars Aug 26, 2021
Our plants are huge and we have so many squash on each plant!!! Most of them have turned from green to orange as they've ripened. I tried to search what's going on but couldn't find anything. Any idea what may be happening here? I see there's a variety called Orangetti but it's not one that you sell so I don't imagine it could've gotten mixed up. Any ideas? And will they still be good to eat if I harvest them while they're orange?
Angel from CO
Owner Response: Hi Angel, When ripe these squash are a buff-orange color, and that is normal. Happy gardening!

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