I have some Spaghetti Squash seed and want to try them. I have been leaning toward vegetarianism and they would fill a good place with the other veggies. But I know nothing about them.
My husband's biggest concern is that they won't grow well here in the cooler Applachian areas. Summer high temperatures are usually in the 80s, not 90s. Please tell me your experience with them.
I've grown them in N. GA. Our altitude is higher and temps cooler than yours. My advice is, if you are looking to eat it regularly, space your plantings. You will have to harden off the fruits which will put extra time between harvest and eating. You should be able to plant from the time you would plant summer squash until the last planting date for winter squash. They don't hold as well as other winter squashes so don't plan on a big single harvest to get you through winter.
Ive grown it here and plan on growing it again this year. I had such high yields I didn't know what to do with all of it. What's strange is that I seem to have trouble with the SBV on summer (bush) squash but never noticed it on the vining cultivators.
My altititude is about 3,100 feet with highs in the 80s in the summer and lows in the 50s and 60s. So not too much air conditioning used here although that could change this year.
I also have a cultivar that came out new last year called Princella Squash. I wonder what it's like. And I have a few seeds of a Turban Squash but again have no idea what they taste like. This is workin out to be research summer.
We love spaghetti squash and cook/use it many ways!
I am in Ohio and it grows just fine for me. Should be awesome for you. I'm zone 6a, recently upgraded from 5b.
Lots of ways to enjoy these. Turban squash is delicious baked, or boiled and mashed or made into soup. Sweeter than butternuts with a unique flavor and beautiful color. :) Keeps in winter a long time, too, I believe.