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Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash

Cucurbita pepo var. fastigiata 'Small Wonder'

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Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pepo var. fastigiata 'Small Wonder') at Bast Brothers Garden Center

Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash fruit

Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


Vigorous vines and high yields, make this variety of must have for kitchen gardens; producing 10-15 fruit per plant, these 6" squashes have yellow rinds with delicious sweet yellow flesh; a great alternative to spaghetti

Edible Qualities

Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces buttery yellow oblong fruit with gold flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to yellow over time. The fruits have a pleasant taste and a soft texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. This plant is a heavy feeder that requires frequent fertilizing throughout the growing season to perform at its best. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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