Squash (Winter) Delicata – Item #4536


Delicata’s sweet golden-orange flesh has made it a favorite since the 1890s. The tough cream-colored, green-striped rind makes it one of the best for winter storage. Also known as sweet potato squash or Bohemian squash. Delicious baked or grilled. Very easy to grow.

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Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 4-6′ (1-1.8m)

Row Space: 6′ (1.8m)

Sprouts In: 5-10 days

Plant in full sun or partial shade in rich soil for best growth. Sow outdoors 2-4 weeks after last frost, when soil has warmed to at least 60°F. Grows best in warm, fertile, well-drained soil. Water consistently. Feed monthly with side dressings of compost or vegetable food.

Cut stem from vine when rinds are hard enough to resist fingernail pressure. Leave at least 2″ of stem for best storage.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Curcurbita pepo

Matures In: 100 days