Winter Squash

Vegetable Spaghetti Squash

Vegetable Spaghetti Squash

SQ819

C. pepo 100 days. A unique squash that deserves a place in your garden and at your dinner table. Harvest the 5-8 inch fruit when they turn tan or yellow. Bake like any other winter squash, and use a fork to flake out the noodley-looking flesh that easily separates into delicious spaghetti-like strands. Top with your favorite sauce. Yum! We find it as enjoyable as pasta and much less starchy. To store, keep cool and dry. Plan for 5-6 foot vines.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 4-7 seeds per gram.
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  • 3 grams
  • $2.40

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  • 7 grams
  • $3.45

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  • 1 oz
  • $6.95
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To See individual varieties for seed count.
1-1 1/2″3-4 per hill65-85°F5-101-2 per hill


Cucurbita spp.: Can keep into the winter and beyond, providing dense, home-grown nutrition when it's most scarce. In the diverse family of squash are true nutritional powerhouses, encompassing a wide array of forms, flavors, colorations, and culinary applications. Squash are rich in the carotenoids necessary for vitamin A production and boast a wide complement of amino acids. While starchy, most of the carbohydrates in the fruit come from special polysaccharides, pectins, which have exhibited strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic, insulin-regulating properties.
CULTURE: Squash and pumpkins prefer good fertile soil and plenty of sunshine. Start indoors or in a greenhouse 3-4 weeks prior to your last frost. Sow in a 3 inch Peat or Cow Pot for direct transplanting. For best results transplant prior to the second set of true leaves. Plant the entire Peat or Cow Pot with no part of the pot exposed to the air. Work 1/2 cup of our complete fertilizer into the soil around each plant. For direct sowing, plant after your last frost and when the soil has warmed to at least 60°F. Sow with 3-4 feet between bush varieties, and 4-5 feet between vining varieties. Distance between rows: 6-10 feet. Squash need just-barely-damp soil to germinate. Too much moisture causes the seed to rot. All squash are monoecious (bearing separate male and female flowers on the same plant), and require bee and insect activity for successful pollination. Poor fruit set is often the result of poor pollination.
INSECTS/PESTS: The major insect pests are the spotted and striped cucumber beetles, vine borers and squash bugs. Use row covers and/or apply Pyrethrin to reduce and control damage. Butternut varieties have a solid stem and are resistant to vine borer damage.
DISEASES: Squash are susceptible to a number of fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases that vary between regions. Your local county extension agent can help you pinpoint your particular problem.
HARVEST: Pick baby summer squash as well as the more mature ones. In general, summer squash are most tender and flavorful when very young. Winter squash are best left on the vine until fully mature. It should require quite a bit of pressure before your fingernail pierces through the rind into the flesh. For the best sugar content, cut the stem an inch or so from the body after the first light frost, and if the weather is dry, let them cure in the field. If temperatures drop below 25°F, bring your harvest inside and store in a cool dry location.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 3-4 years. Days to maturity: from date of direct seeding; if transplanting, subtract 10 days.

KEY TO DISEASE RESISTANCE
CMV Cucumber Mosaic Virus
PRSV Papaya Ringspot Virus Type W
WMV2 Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
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Yet another squash??? Not this one.
Jun 24, 2014  |  By SDanielson
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Splash a heaping load of spaghetti sauce (naturally rich with Vitamin K & Licopene) over the top of cooked Spaghetti Squash and you reduce your intake of white flour carbs from pasta. If you are only a little open to the idea of squash, this is a good start, just make the spaghetti sauce abundant and rich with flavor. I made pasta and squash and splashed spaghetti sauce on both for my family to try! ((Cut squash in half and bake on cookie sheet, cut side down, until inner flesh is scrape-able by a fork--fork tender.)) It can be a challenge to make squash dishes but this one is particularly adaptable to hearty spaghetti sauce and definately good for scraping and keeping in heavy plastic bags in the freezer.