Growing Non-GMO Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11
- Days to Maturity: 80-100
- Days to Germination: 4-14
- Seeding Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 4-8 feet
- Row Spacing: 4-8 feet
- Plant Height: 9-15"
- Growth Habit: Heavy-spreading mound
- Soil Preference: Medium moist, organic, fertile, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 60-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Vegetable Spaghetti Squash Color: Bright and radiant yellow skin
- Vegetable Spaghetti Squash Flavor: Mild and nutty
- Pests and Diseases: Monitor regularly for disease-carry pests such as squash bugs, squash borers, and cucumber beetles.
How to Grow Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash from Seed
Winter squash seeds are a full sun staple best if sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1” deep per cell in medium moist, organic, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0. Whether transplanting or sowing direct, plant seeds on 6-8” tall mounds of soil to accommodate heavy trailing vegetation.
Winter squash seeds germinate in 4-14 days, thinning out best starts and indoors transplants to 1 plant 4-8 ft apart per mound depending on variety. Winter squash benefits from a top layer of mulch to help cool soil and roots. Fertilize after the first set of blooms appear and again during fruiting stage.
Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash in the Vegetable Garden
Winter squash definitely grows one of the most fun, exciting, and durable fruits to ever come out of the garden. Despite being called a “winter” squash, these plants are grown in high heat and full sun just like summer squash staples zucchini and yellow crookneck. Winter squash features a timeless selection of exotic, decorative, and deliciously edible heirlooms such as butternut, acorn, cushaw, hubbard, and the autumn favorite turban squash.
Squash can be planted directly in the ground, but wait until the threat of frost has passed. You also need to plan to give Vegetable Spaghetti Squash toom to grow. It gets gigantic and may need 2-4 feet of space per plant. Fully mature squash has a pale yellow rind that is thick. It will grow to 3-4 pounds. Keep squash dry to prevent rot.
Vegetable Spaghetti Squash grow on vigorous spreading vines with fruits weighing up to 7 lbs.
Harvesting Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash
Most small to medium winter squash are ready to harvest about 100 days from sowing while larger varieties require an extra few weeks. Regardless of color or size, winter squash are generally ripe once the stem is solid and rind is tough, unable to be pierced by a fingernail. Clip squash from the vine with shears leaving about 4” of stem intact and, once harvested, leave out to naturally cure in the sun for 10-14 days. The curing process will help winter squash last up to 3 months longer after harvesting.
Vegetable Spaghetti Squash is a great keeper storing as long as 4 months.
About Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds
Cucurbita pepo. (80-100 Days)
This squash gets its name from the spaghetti like strands that come out of it once cooked.
Spaghetti squash is from Japan, but leave it up to Americans to think of putting butter or sauce on it to create a healthy spaghetti like meal.
Vegetable Spaghetti produces nice yields of cylindrical shaped squash. The creamy colored squash is a sure hit with kids that won't eat their veggies.
Use Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash as a pasta substitute. Carefully cut squash length-wise. The rind will be hard and thick. Take out any seeds or pulp that you find. Drizzle inside of squash with oil and roast. You will know that squash is done when you can shred it with a fork. It will look like spaghetti.
Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."
The Texas Cooperative Extension at Texas A&M recommends this variety for Texas!
Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Seeds Per Package:
- 5 g - Packet - Approximately 35 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 200 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approximately 3,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 15,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Vegetable Spaghetti winter squash seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.