- Vegetable Seeds
- 20 'Zeppelin' Delicata Winter Squash seeds, Cucurbita pepo, USDA Organic
20 'Zeppelin' Delicata Winter Squash seeds, Cucurbita pepo, USDA Organic
105 days. Heirloom winter squash from 1894. Delicata squash is most commonly baked, but can also be microwaved, sautéed or steamed. It may be stuffed with meat or vegetable mixtures and is known for its ease of cooking and creamy flavor and texture. The seeds of the squash are also eaten, usually after being toasted. This squash is not as rich in beta-carotene as other winter squashes, but is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and B, magnesium, and manganese.
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 six feet in all direction from other hills. Curing takes approximately a week in a warm, dry place that is protected from frost, such as a garage or shed.
Indigenous to North and Central America, squash were introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans. wgs