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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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Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Striped

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Vining

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

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Scio, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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