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Primavera Spaghetti Squash

Cucurbita pepo var. fastigiata 'Primavera'

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

Primavera Spaghetti Squash fruit

Primavera Spaghetti Squash fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A high yielding variety that features uniform 3lbs spaghetti squash; bright yellow skin gives way to golden, delicious sweet and nutty flesh; baked or boiled, a great alternative to pasta; grows on restricted vines, perfect for home gardens

Edible Qualities

Primavera Spaghetti Squash is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces lemon yellow oblong fruit with gold flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a pleasant taste and a soft texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Primavera Spaghetti Squash will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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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