SQUASH Delicata - Cucurbita pepo

Sweet Potato Squash

SKU: V 161
Stock: Out Of Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: Approx. 12
Seed per gram:  Approx. 15

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

An old heirloom variety of Sweet Potato winter squash dating back to 1894 with cream-colored cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that produces 20cm long flavourful fruits.
Known for its ease of cooking and creamy flavor and texture it is commonly baked but is easily microwaved, sautéed, or steamed.
It may also be stuffed with meat or vegetable mixtures.

Grow note:

Tropical: All Year Round
Spring to Summer
Temperate: Spring to Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer.

Sow: 2cm deep
Best sow direct in a sunny well drained position 3 seeds in a mound 70cm apart. Thin to the strongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 70cm
Row space: 70cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Maturity: 6-7 weeks

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