Delicata Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Sugar Loaf'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sugar Loaf
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sugar Loaf Delicata)
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Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Striped

Size:

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Scio, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A wonderful tan and green delicata, the flesh is superbly sweet and medium dry. A wonderful squash to store for winter. A fine home and market variety.