An excellent, high-yielding strain of Delicata, maintained and improved by Frank Morton’s crew at Wild Garden Seed. Plants produce several large fruits, averaging 1-2 lbs. The flavor is sweet, and the texture smooth and creamy. Drier than an acorn squash but moister than kabocha. No need to peel these beauties, as the thin skin is delicious when cooked to golden brown. Yellow fruits with green stripes that turn orange during storage. Not great for long term keeping into winter.
Days to Maturity: 90-100 days
Latin name: Cucurbita pepo
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed in early May or start indoors 3 weeks before
transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is
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!