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Squash, Winter, Vegetable Spaghetti

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Healthy spaghetti alternative.

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Medium-sized, 3-4 lb. oblong fruits. The fruit's interior is ready for serving like spaghetti 100 days after seed is sown. Can be stored several months in a cool, dry place. GARDEN HINTS: Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. Fertilize when fruits form to increase yield. CULINARY HINTS: Boil entire fruit about 20 minutes, open, remove seeds and fluff flesh out of shell with a fork for spaghetti-like appearance. Serve with spaghetti sauce or season to taste.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Winter Spaghetti

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

100 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

15-18 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48-60 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

10-12 inches

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    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jul-11

How to Sow

  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
  • Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
  • Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Squash plants have both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest Summer Squash & Preserving

  • Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
  • To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
  • Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.

Harvest Winter Squash & Preserving

  • Wait to until the fruit has matured to harvest.
  • Fruit will have a dull skin that is too hard to pierce with your thumbnail.
  • To harvest, cut fruit from the vine with shears leaving a 2- 3 inch stem on each squash.
  • Allow winter squash to cure in the sun for a week to harden skin.
  • Store winter squash in a cool dry place.
Winter Spaghetti
Days To Maturity
100 days
Fruit Size
15-18 inches
Full Sun
48-60 inches
10-12 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
36 inches
Squash, Winter, Vegetable Spaghetti is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointed!! Really dissapointed!!!.. I got these seeds six months ago, but grew to a completely different squash, not was a waste of time and money.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenteous!! We purchased this last summer and will purchase more seeds this year. They grew WONDERFULLY!! There were so many of them on the vine that we had squash through Christmas! Thank you, Burpee!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great variety This was excellent. I'm used to spaghetti squash looking a bit more like the picture-yellow. This was green, and I even let it ripen. It never turned yellow but it was an excellent crop. Very productive too. I got 6 very large squashes but it took more than even the 100 days mentioned on the package.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So excited I am so excited! This have grown fast and are doing great and all that I planted came up. I have not tasted them yet because they are just now starting to develop but I am sure they will be great!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have in our garden We planted 2 this past summer but lost one. The surviving vine split into 3 parts about 10 feet long. We got 9 squash, 6 between 4-6 lb each. They looked like the picture but don't darken to yellow until they cure. We use them for a Lasagna Boats recipe we found; each makes 4 to 6 servings as a main course. They have kept beautifully in a basket in our back hall till now; just used the last one. They do like to roam; this picture is of one that attached itself to our garden gate about 7-8 feet from the plant. we opened and closed that gate all summer- didn't seem to bother the squash one bit!
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very productive squash I read some reviews from 2013...I had no problem with the seed. I started them indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost, and set the plants along a Burpee Pea fence since the plants vine a bit rowdy. It takes the squash a long time to ripen-every bit of 100 days. Wait till they turn yellowish-they do set on looking a bit like a fat zucchini. Some of the squash got so big I was afraid the pea fence would not be able to handle it, but it did well.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Spaghetti Squash Summer Bummer, 2013 I planted this Spaghetti Squash last year and had wonderful results - large rambling vines full of great fruit. So, this year, I also purchased Spaghetti Squash from Burpee ( I still have about 5 fruits in my cool trays from last year's crop). Unfortunately, I had the same issue as Brandi from Austin. The squash plants were prolific, the fruit was beautiful, but just never got the creamy yellow color as the crop from before. The squash look like fat zuchini, taste buttery and flavorful, but definately aren't spaghetti squash. Bummer this summer.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this one Great results in my garden. I plant by seed the first half of march. If you wait to long around here the bugs will burro through the skin before it gets to hard. I harvest in early June. I expect one fruit per plant. If two grow they will both be smaller. This year was not the best for me because the soil needed amending. Poor soil caused the fruit to mature slow enough so the bugs got most of them.
Date published: 2013-08-06
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