The oblong fruits, 8″ by 6″, have yellow skin and flesh that separates into long, thin strings that resemble spaghetti. It makes a nice low calorie substitute for pasta and has an excellent flavor. Keep plants well-watered deeply at the roots. Watering early in the day gives the foliage time to dry to help prevent disease. Each fruit average 3-4 pounds. Squash is ready to harvest when the skin has hardened (thumbnail can’t easily pierce the skin) and the “ground spot” changes from white to a cream or gold color. This variety is a late summer-early fall squash and can be stored for several months in a cool, dry location. Always remove large, over-mature fruits to encourage new growth.
Exposure: Full sun
Matures: 95 days
Spacing: 36″ apart
Kid Friendly: Yes
Container Friendly: No
DIG THIS! about Squash:
If squash vine borers attack your vines, slit the vine at the point of entry, remove and dispose of the borer, then cover the opening with moist soil and new roots will grow.
Destroy any vines from your garden by burning them to reduce the chance that a pest or disease could winter over in your compost pile.
Rotate, rotate, rotate! Every year you should be rotating your crop locations in the garden. Avoid planting your next year crops in locations where similar pests or disease could infect the new garden.