Spaghetti Squash

$3.00

  • Productive plants bear 3 – 4 lb fruits
  • Cream-colored fruits are filled with spaghetti-like strands
  • 80 days
  • 30 Seeds/3g

Item Details

This historic variety originated in Japan and was introduced to the United States by the mid-1930s by seedsmen such as Henry A. Dreer of Philadelphia. Plants bear cream-colored, cylindrical-shaped fruits filled with spaghetti-like strands of delicately flavored flesh. 80 days.

History of the Plant

Spaghetti squash was first recorded in Manchuria, China in 1850, and while the exact origins of how the squash arrived in China is unknown, it was a well-known food source for villages and was first introduced to Japan in 1921 by the Aichi Prefectural Agricultural Research Station.

Learn to Grow Spaghetti Squash

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Growing Media

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Harvest

September to October. Pick any remaining fruits before the first frosts. These can be stored in frost-free conditions and can last to Christmas and beyond.

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Soil

Prefers a well-drained loamy or sandy soil with a high amount of organic matter. A pH between 6.0 and 6.5 will keep plants healthy and nourished.

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Duration

Spaghetti squash has a long grow time, often needing 90 to 100 days after planting to mature,” she says

03

Pots

You can grow the more petite varieties in a container as long as it is equipped with plenty of drainage holes and is roomy in size

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AEROPONICS

Cuttings will root in aeroponic systems.

Care

01

WATER

Spaghetti squash needs the same amount of water as most vegetables, that is, one inch (three centimeters) a week, delivered if possible, through a slow morning soak.

02

climate

Spaghetti squash fears the cold, and requires warm to hot climate to germinate properly.

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Soil

Spaghetti squash loves rather rich soil, feel free to amend the soil with compost or fertilizer before planting.

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Heat

All types of squash love sun and heat. So for best results (and bigger harvests), grow squash in full sun once temperatures consistently stay above 70˚

Nutrients

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NUTRITIONAL

  • ​Calories:​ 42
  • ​Total fat:​ 0.4 g
  • ​Cholesterol:​ 0 mg
  • ​Sodium:​ 26 mg
  • ​Total carbs:​ 10 g
  • ​Dietary fiber:​ 2.2 g
  • ​Sugar:​ 3.9 g
  • ​Added sugar:​ 0 g
  • ​Protein:​ 1 g

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MEDICINAL

Like other members of the squash family, the spaghetti squash is high in vitamins and nutritional value. “You’re getting tons of vitamin C, vitamin B6, betacarotene and fiber,” Czerwony says. It also has antioxidants, which Czerwony notes are especially helpful for other reasons.

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