Mike Hessel holding his Sugar Loaf Hessel Winter Squash

Sugar Loaf Hessel Winter Squash

Regular price $3.25 $0.00 Unit price per
  • Cucurbita pepo Delicata Type. Open pollinated. 100 days.
  • Mike Hessel's line of Sugar Loaf "Tan Delicata" is the best available.
  • Classic intense Sugar Loaf flavor,  bigger fruit, Hessel's Sugar Loaf Winter Squash has thicker flesh and higher yield than other line.
  • An improved version of OSU released "Sugar Loaf" Winter Squash which was developed by Dr. James Baggett whom Mike studied under.
  • A Nichols Garden Nursery introduction.
Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when soil is between 70° to 95?Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds ½ - 1” deep in hills spaced 3’ to 6’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil has warmed and remains 65°-75?. Squash need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and the stems begin to dry.