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Delicata Squash

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Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash turns a creamy, beige when it's ready to pick.

Photo: © Marie Iannotti

Overview:

(Cucurbita pepo) Once again, this squash is in the same species as summer squash, but it has fall squash flavor and stores for weeks.

Delicata, also known as sweet potato squash, has creamy beige skin with dark green stripes. They are very easy to grow and have relatively short vines for a winter squash, making them a great choice for backyard vegetable gardens. The fruits are a nice size for 2-4 people and are great baked or cooked anyway you might make sweet potatoes.

Suggested Varieties:

  • 'Delicata' - (Heirloom/OP) The traditional favorite
  • 'Cornell Delicata’' (AAS Winner) A recent introduction with the same great taste in a disease resistant bush habit.

Growing Tips:

Read all about growing winter squash and other winter squash varieties to try in your garden.
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