Honey Boat Delicata Winter Squash
Botanical Interests Packet
(Organic Heirloom) A baked and buttered Honey Boat with or without a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar makes a succulent treat for a chilly autumn day! The rich, golden-orange squash has a delectably sweet, nutty flavor. High in calcium, potassium, folate, and vitamins A & C. There's no better way to enjoy summer sunshine in the depths of winter. (approx. 19 seeds/pkt)
Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
Days to Maturity: 90 days
Native: United States and Northern Mexico
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 9'–12'vines
Variety Information: 6"–8" long, 3" diameter, and about ¾–1 pounds. Outer shell is ribbed, yellow-tan with green stripes and flecks; flesh is golden orange. Developed by Oregon State University vegetable breeder Jim Baggett in 1988, 'Honey Boat' is a staple of the Oregon Thanksgiving dinner.
MFG Part Number: 3076(OG)
Delicata squash thriving
Despite low germination rate, the one delicata plant that did emerge is off to the races with several bright yellow blossoms decorating the garden. I'll be interested in seeing how many of the tasty squashes its produces.
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