90 days. Super healthy alternative to pasta! 4-6' vines produce 4-5 medium-sized, 8-10"L, 3-5 lb oblong fruit. Ivory skin turns pale yellow at maturity. Bake like squash or boil whole fruit for 20-30 minutes, remove spaghetti-like flesh with fork, season with spaghetti sauce or salt and butter. Can be stored several months in a cool, dry place.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
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* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
- Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor
- Marigold deters beetles
- Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles
- Oregano provides general pest protection