Winter Squash, Candystick Delicata

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Quick Facts

  • Sweetest squash imaginable!
  • Easy to grow
  • Smooth flesh

Cucurbita pepo

90 days.  This squash is simply unbeatable.  Bred by Carol Deppe to be a super sweet squash, this one is also an excellent keeper!  We eat ours every day until March and even then we wish we had more. Beautiful tan exterior with deep green stripes.  And a small seed cavity means more flesh and less seeds.  Great for stuffing, though we simply love eating them.... wait for it..... PLAIN!

This is an Open Source Seed Initiate pledged variety.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


3 w.

3-13 d.





Plant 1-2" deep in small mounds 24" apart. Winter squash are heavy feeders so provide fertility initially, then every few weeks through the season.  Harvest before the first frost, as even a slight frost will damage the flesh and make the squash unstorable.  Allow to cure in a sunny, frost free location for 2-3 weeks.  This curing process seals the pores of the squash skin for storage and improves flavor.

Learn more about growing, harvesting, and curing squash in our blog post about it!

Seed specs:  3 g., ~45 seeds