Variety: Delicata Squash

Variety Overview

Delicata squash is long and thin with deep horizontal grooves in its pale yellow skin marked with dark green and orange. It has firm, pale yellow to orange flesh that tastes similar to a sweet potato when cooked.


  • Squash, Winter
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Long, thin squash with light yellow grooved shell and orange or dark green horizontal stripes

  • Firm, pale yellow to orange

  • Rich and sweet, similar to a sweet potato

  • About 5-6 inches long and 2-3 inches in diameter

  • Light yellow with orange or dark green stripes

  • Elongated

  • Yes
  • A central seed cavity studded with small, flat, light tan seeds

  • Fall to early winter

  • Photo courtesy Frieda's Inc.

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