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PlantFiles: Delicata Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Honey Boat'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Honey Boat
Additional cultivar information: (aka Honey Boat Delicata)
Hybridized by J. Baggett

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ByndeweedBeth On Oct 24, 2007, ByndeweedBeth from scio, oregon, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Exceedingly sweet and tasty! No brown sugar needed...I am very impressed with the taste on this one.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Oblong, Delicata shaped squash have tan skin with green stripes. Excellent quality; early.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California
Scio, Oregon

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