SQ742A - Bush Delicata
C. pepo. This variety bears up to eight fruits on each plant! Space them closer together for a higher yield. Bush Delicata squash seeds were a 2002 All America Selections Winner with better resistance to powdery mildew than other delicata types. As on any squash, poor pollination sometimes causes plants to abort their fruits. This is when the fruits turn black from the blossom end. To prevent this, be sure to plant pollinator attracting flowers around your squash beds. For this compact bush type, a border of Alyssum will draw in pollinators of all kinds and ensure good fruit set all season long.
Matures in 100 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Up to 8 fruits on each plant
- 2002 AAS-Winner
- Space closer for higher yields
- Open-pollinated seeds
- Matures in 100 days
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How To Grow
The three species of squash that we offer represent a wide variety of shapes and colours. Each will cross-pollinate readily within their species. For instance, all C. pepo will cross-pollinate with each other, but not with C. maxima or C. moschata. For people who want to save their seeds, this is a very important consideration. The fruits themselves will not be affected by cross pollination, but the seeds inside will be, so squash need to be grown in isolation from other members of their species if seed saving is the goal. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Squash from seeds Guide and grow food.