Delicata Bush is a popular variety of Summer squash, which belongs to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita pepo 'Delicata Bush'). Delicata Bush is a (open pollinated) variety.
Wonderfully adaptable to small spaces, with a sweet, nutty flavor that hints at brown sugar. A major improvement over previous varieties, with a semibush habit that adapts easily to small gardens and patio plantings. Fruits are smooth, well-formed and weigh up to 2 lbs. each. As attractive as an ornamental squash, but with superb flavor. A good yielder, highly tolerant to powdery mildew.
Bush types of winter squash require warm growing weather and will withstand hot weather but are easily killed by frost. For an early crop, sow 3 seeds in a peat pot 3-4 weeks before planting outdoors. To direct seed, sow the seed at a depth of 1 inch after danger of frost has passed. Hills of 4 or 5 seeds may be planted 5 feet apart and thinned to 2 or 3 plants. Planting in rows with a spacing of 4 to 6 feet, sow 2 seeds every 2 feet and thing to the best plant per spot. Let fruits fully mature and vines die back before harvest. Harvest when the fruit is mature and skin is hard. Winter Squash will keep well if stored in a cool, dry place. Exposure to frost may reduce storage quality.A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally grows to a mature height of 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).
Delicata Bush Summer squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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By our calculations, you should look at sowing Delicata Bush about 10 days before your last frost date.