Squash Seeds 'DELICATA' ORGANIC
Seeds per pack; 5
Plant out; May-June
Harvest; Sept - Nov
Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, also known as cucurbits are native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. They are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash, pumpkin, or gourd. Squash comes in two types, Summer and Winter.
Summer squash are thin-skinned with a lighter, moist flesh. They are best eaten fresh. Courgettes are the most popular summer squash.
Winter squash have a harder skin and dense flesh with a more intense flavour. They can be stored for a few months, sometimes up to a year after harvest. Pumpkins and Butternuts are the most famous of the winter squashes.
Delicata is an heirloom variety of winter squash that tastes quite like sweet potatoes. It has a striking appearance, cream-coloured, elongated fruits with a green stripe. This is a distinct strain with well-textured flesh and is ideal for stuffing and baking. The plants are trailing and each plant will produce 5-7 1kg fruits about 20 cm long. Stores for 3-4 months during the autumn-winter.
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2") deep in large modules or 8cm pots from April - May under glass at 20C (68F). Harden and transplant at 60-150cm apart.
Keep well watered if the weather is dry after planting and harvest the squashes when ready from September and before the first frosts.
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