Candystick Dessert Delicata Squash
Grown in 2013.
Packet = at least 14 seeds
Culture: Plant seeds outdoors at around the time of your last expected frost. Full sun, and they enjoy having something to climb on.
Saving Seed: Delicata will happily cross with all other Cucurbita pepo squash – that’s most summer squash, many pumpkins, and some other winter squash such as acorn and spaghetti – and the results are not welcome at the table. An isolation distance of ½ mile is necessary. Or you can hand-pollinate. Let the best fruits from a minimum of 10 plants mature to their full size and hardness. After harvest, wait a month for the seed to fully ripen before extracting it. Air dry until a hammer blow will shatter a seed rather than squishing it.