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Cucurbita pepo ‘Vegetable Spaghetti squash’

Spaghetti squash

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cucurbita pepo ‘Vegetable Spaghetti squash’ (Spaghetti squash). This species of vegetable will produce long fruits with rather tender skins; they are usually green or yellow.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Origin

Tropical America.

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Early summer. Harvesting may end in Early autumn.

Propagation

Sow seeds from early spring to late summer; in cold climates sow indoors in early summer, watering all seedlings well before planting. They do best planted on raised mounds of soil mixed with well rotted compost and manure.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs/snails, bad drainage too much pruning.

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