Squash Winter Vegetable Spaghetti HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Winter Vegetable Spaghetti HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #0073

90 days. Also called gold string melon, spaghetti squash is unique among winter squashes; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the shell in ribbons or strands like spaghetti, and retains a tender al denté texture. Savory rather than sweet flavor; superb with just a bit of butter and salt. Each plant yields 5 to 7 squash.

This packet sows 6 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
6’

Thinning:
When 3” tall
thin to 2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 30°F) when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2" of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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