Spaghetti squash, is an easy fruit of cultivation and interesting in the kitchen. This squash almost reflects reality with its spaghetti-like flesh! Cook and shred with a fork and serve as spaghetti for a lighter version of the dough.
Height: 20 to 50 cm
Culture: Spaghetti squash likes rather rich soils, don’t hesitate to add compost soil or fertilizer before growing it. Grow on a mound if possible. Spaghetti squash dreads the cold and therefore needs a warm temperate climate to grow properly. Replant your squash by separating each stem from your pot, spacing 100-150cm (1-1.5 meters) when all frost danger is passed.
When the plant has 4 leaves, pinch the stems to stimulate growth. Once your spaghetti squash plants are well developed, straw the foot to keep the soil fresh and moist and prevent squash from touching the soil and rotting. It requires daily watering ideally in the morning.
Harvest: September to end of October before frost. As far as harvesting is concerned, you can pick spaghetti squash when it is yellow. The colour of spaghetti squash is a good indicator of when it is ripe. The fruit is ready to be harvested when it switches from cream to buff.
To know if spaghetti squash is ready, it must also have perfectly smooth skin.
1 m & more