Our sweetest winter squash and by far the favorite of all our CSA members! Oblong, 1 lb fruits with yellow-cream colored skin with dark green stripes. Semi-bush habit with impressive yields of 5-8 fruits per plant. Delicata Squash stores well and we have found that it does not require a curing stage before being eaten. No need to take the time to cut off the skins, as they are thin enough that they become quite tender when cooked. This is our household’s most frequently eaten winter squash due to its ease of cooking, its thin, edible skin and of course: The unmatched flavor!! Bred by Frank Morton.
Days to Maturity: 90 days
Latin name: Cucurbita pepo
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Delicata Squash in early May or start indoors 3 weeks before transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 75-85°. Seeding depth: 1/2”. Plant spacing: 18-36”. Row Spacing: 5-6 ft.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!