Heirloom Vegetable. An interesting novelty squash producing medium sized oblong fruit on normal size vines. Boil the mature fruit for 20 minutes, open, remove the seeds, fluff out the flesh with a fork and season with salt, pepper and butter: vegetable spaghetti! Introduced in the mid 1930’s.
How to Grow
10-12 seed/gram Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.