Cucurbita pepo, Oblong - (Circa 1890 USA) – What an Oblong Surprise! A creamy, buttery yellow skin & orange flesh, that when cooked, falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti, Its taste is nothing like spaghetti But has a slight sweetness & if not overcooked, is crunchy & smooth. Can be baked, boiled or steamed & served with sauce as for pasta, or used as a base for macaroni & cheese. Grow around a trellis or fence adding rustic beauty to your garden. Wt.: 2 - 4 lbs, good winter keeper, Seed Count Approx - 8 avg SOWING - Squash will not germinate in cold soil & needs a warm spot, well-drained & fertile soil with plenty of composted organic matter to conserve moisture;. Planting should be delayed until the soil has warmed (can be started in a greenhouse mid-March onward, plant out end Mayish), Sow directly insitu after the threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 36 in apart, Harvest just before frosts when the stems dry & turn brown.