Squash - Delicata
Sometimes called sweet potato squash because of it's delicious flavor, Delicata is very productive and stores well into winter. Fine grained light orange flesh can be steamed or baked.
Protect plants from insects and water as needed. Allow fruits to ripen on the vine until fully matures. Gather before frost, leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit.
Planting time - Late spring
Matures in - 100 days
Germinates in - 10-14 days
Sowing depth - 1/2 inch
Hill spacing - 4-6 feet
Seed spacing - 3-5 seeds in a ring about 2-3 inches across.
Thinning - when plants are 2-3 inches tall, thin to 3 of the strongest plants in each hill
Net weight 2.5 G (Estimated 40 seeds)
Bulk Squash seed available.
250 Seeds/oz. Plant 1/2oz per 100ft row.
2lbs of Squash seed needed per acre.
Average Squash yield per acre -494 bushels.