Winter Squash – Spaghetti – Cucurbita pepo
Annual Vining. Spaghetti squash has medium-size, oblong yellow fruit with mildly sweet, stringy flesh. Bake or boil and then fork out the “spaghetti” and top with a favorite sauce, or combine it with other vegetables.
Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use plastic mulches to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.
Planting & Growing: After all chance of frost has passed, plant 4-5 seeds in hills 6′-8′ apart.
Harvesting & Storage: Spaghetti squash is ready to harvest when its skin color changes from cream to buff. Very easy to grow, it can be stored for 1-2 months in a cool dry location.
Did You Know? Spaghetti squash is a great low-carb pasta alternative.
Soil Temperature: 75-95F
Planting Depth: 1/2″-1″
Germination: 8-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2′
Days To Maturity: 90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds