Vegetable Spaghetti Organic Squash Seeds

(P) Pkt of 20 seeds
Item #05781-PK-P1
$2.95
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Organic goodness | naturally sweet flavor

Days to Maturity: 70 to 115

An heirloom variety and excellent OP strain, this winter spaghetti squash is grown as a fruit vegetable, producing rounded cylindrical buff tan fruits, approximately 8 to 12 inches long and 5 to 6 inches in diameter. The squash keeps up to 6 months. They can be boiled whole or baked. The flesh peels out in strands, similar to pasta, and has become popular as a nutritious, low-calorie spaghetti.

This herbaceous annual is a member of the cucurbit (Cucurbitaceae) family. It grows vigorously, forming spreading vines, and produces 5 to 7 fruits per plant. Fruits are harvestable when the skin color changes from cream to buff.

Easily grown from seed, it prefers full sun and fertile, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained loams with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Open pollinated, it produces seed that will grow true to type, ideal for seed saving, and it's rabbit resistant.

A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, it can be direct sown into warm spring soil after all danger of frost has passed, but it can also be started indoors about 3 weeks before transplanting. Flowers begin to set fruit with day temperatures between 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit and night temperatures between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect plants if temperatures are expected to dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature and to maintain soil moisture. Row covers offer added protection from heavy frost.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

USDA Certified Organic

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Genus Cucurbita
Species pepo
Variety Vegetable Spaghetti
Item Form (P) Pkt of 20 seeds
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Fall
Days To Maturity 115
Fruit Color Cream
Habit Spreading
Seeds Per Pack 20
Additional Characteristics Certified Organic, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

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