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Squash , Cornell's Bush Delicata (Sweet)

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Cucurbita pepo, Open Pollinated Oblong - Sweetest variety, 100 days - If you have never eaten a Delicata, this is the one to try, introduced to the early European settlers by Native Americans & first commercially seen (Circa  1890’s) Paris. Small cream-coloured thin-skinned cylindrical fruits are striped in white & green or orange  &  fine textured without coarse strings plus its rich in Vitamin A & and are knowingly very sweet, & a long shelf life means you’ll enjoy it well into winter. It has a high tolerance to powdery mildew & the compact habit requires less space.  Bush Delicata is always the first winter squash to ripen. - Renowned for having slow sporadic germination so be patient with them., Seed Count Approx - 6 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 greenhouse mid-March onward, plant out end of 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.

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