Squash - Spaghetti (Cucurbita pepo) Spaghetti Squash Organic Open-Pollinated Non GMO Heirloom Winter Squash Vegetable
This heirloom squash variety is popular for its flesh that falls away from the shell in strands like spaghetti, and retains a tender texture. Vegetable Spaghetti produces cylindrical fruits, about 8 to 9 inches long, weighing 3 to 4 pounds each. This winter squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months.
It is a healthful and inventive substitute for spaghetti although the flavor is much more distinct, nutty and bold than that of pasta. When baked the meat resembles the form of spaghetti. This is a delicious winter squash.
- Full sun
- Start seeds indoors in peat free pots about 1 to 2 in deep about 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed.
- OR direct sow plant the seeds 1-2” deep in the warm season. Fruit will mature in 3 to 4 month’s time and the fruit will grow to 9 to 12” in length.
- Spaghetti Squash plants grow to 40-61 cm (16-24”) tall with trailing vines that can reach 1.2 m (4-8’) long.
- You can expect to grow 5-7 squash per plant that can weigh up to 3.1 kg (7 lbs.).
- Spacing: 45-60 cm
- Row Spacing: 90-120 cm
- Harvest: Spaghetti squash have a thick cylindrical or oblong smooth shape and a hard shell that is ivory and changes to yellow when mature. Can be stored up to 4 months. Harvest before a frost.
- Seed Count: 20