Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pepo)

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Purchased (Lake Valley Organics)

Life Cycle

Annual

Category
Pack Date

Vegetable (Squash)

2020

Requirements

Sow outdoors in spring after last frost, or indoors three weeks before last frost. Grows best in warm, fertile, well-drained soil. Water Consistently, feed monthly with side dressing of compost or vegetable fertilizer.

Seed depth 1". Plant spacing 24", row spacing 72". Sprouts in 10-14 day. Matures in 100 days.

Seed Saving

The best squash must be chosen at full maturity. Remove the seeds, separate from pulp and rinse remainder of pulp off. Cure thoroughly by laying seeds out on a screen or paper plate. Seeds are fully cured when outside shell has hardened.

Additional Info

Thick yellow flesh that can be baked, boiled or microwaves and then scooped out to produce spaghetti-like strands. Oblong fruits have smooth rinds tan to orange in color. Will store for three to six months. For best results, allow fruits to ripen until the vines begin to die back. Immature fruits do not store well.

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