Delicata Zeppelin squash is a rare winter honey-boat type squash bred by Franck Morton of Wild Garden. The Delicata Zeppelin squash has a butter-cream color with longitudinal green stripes. The squash weight up to 2 lbs and each plant can produce up to 6 fruits. The skin is sufficiently tender that it can be eaten and the flesh is very sweet, thick and has a fabulous orange color. This variety has been pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). - please note packet is 6 seeds.
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Scientific Name: cucurbita pepo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-14 Days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors. Sow direct outdoors from late May. Plant 2 cm deep ,1-2 seeds per pot. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough, transplant seedlings into bigger pots. Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-80 cm between plants