Delicata Squash (Cucurbita pepo)
With its delicate, sweet flavor and thin, tender skin, Delicata is one of our most popular winter squashes! Delicious roasted, sauteed, or on the grill and served with a small splash of maple syrup. 4” fruits are easy to grow!
- 25 Seeds Minimum
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Maturity: 95-100 days
- Direct sow 1/2” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
- Space plants 18-36” apart; space rows 6’ apart.
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The Delicata squash is my favorite winter squash. I don't generally cook squash separately, I add it to my stews when I make them. The delicata squash is really nice for that because even after it's been stored in the basement for half the winter, you can still peel it with a potato peeler instead of having to cut the rind away like most winter squashes. I also really enjoy the flavor of this squash, and it adds a lot to the stew.