Squash Winter Vegetable Spaghetti Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Winter Vegetable Spaghetti Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo

Item #3171

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 up to 9 mounds

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
6’

Thinning:
When 3 leaves
thin to 1-2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, 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 average last frost. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. 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.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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