Honey Boat Delicata Squash
This gold-orange, green-striped delicata squash variety has an irresistibly sweet, nutty flavor, and stores well. Like all delicata squash, it can be prepared straight from harvest without curing. Vines reach up to 6,' while the fruits measure 6"-8" in length and 3" in diameter and weigh up to a pound. Bred by Dr. James Baggett at Oregon State University, ‘Honey Boat’ was introduced in 1990 and has proved popular among squash lovers in the years since.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Prolific and delicious!
by Heidi K.
Vines produced a prolific number of squash and were more resistant to powdery mildew than other squashes I grew. The size of the fruit is perfect shared between two people. They taste as if they have been infused with a touch of honey. Delicious! This is my new favorite. I've saved seed and will grow again!
Forgiving and delicious
These didn't get as much sun as they needed in my badly-planted garden in our short, cool summer, but despite the powdery mildew and their late start, the squash seemed ripe despite being just 3" to 5" long. They turned out to be truly delicious roasted, and I'm definitely going to plant this forgiving plant again!
These are lovely and sweet, they have a darker hue than your standard delicata.