Indigenous to North and Central America, squash were introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans. Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-colored cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. As its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate rind (or skin). It is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash.
Delicata squash are easily grown. Seeds are started after all danger of frost is past and the soil is warm or within 3–4 weeks before the predicted last frost date in the area. Seeds directly sown are placed one inch deep, 5-6 to a hill; hills are 6 feet in all direction from other hills. Curing takes approximately a week in a warm, dry place that is protected from frost.
Grown in Tennessee.
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Dec 29, 2020