AAS WINNER DETAILS
Winner Type: Regional (Southeast)
Class: Squash Winter
Variety Name: Sugaretti F1
Common Name: Squash, Winter
Type: Edible – Vegetable
Breeder: Seeds By Design and Cornell University
Close Market Comparison: Stripetti F1, Tivoli F1
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Dry to normal
Season Type: Warm season
Staking Required: Yes
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Determinate – can be staked in containers, with semi-bush vines
Plant Height: 9-10 inches
Fruit Color (Harvest): Green fruit with white stripes
Fruit Shape: Elongated oval
Fruit Size: 9-10 inches
Fruit Weight: 1-1.5 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description: Bright orange flesh
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: 6-7
IN THE GARDEN
Garden Spacing: 2 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 90
Days To Harvest (Transplant): Not recommended
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: PM tolerance, crack resistant
HOW TO GROW
Sow seeds in garden setting leaving enough of room for two-foot vines. Seed in a sunny location in 3-foot rows with a 10- inch spacing. These 2-foot vines are determinate and require staking in patio containers. Enjoy baked, cooked in soups and sauces.
Ours is definitely prolific but it’s taking over the garden. It’s grabbed the pea cages and took over the watermelon. It has swallowed the bean poles. It’s covered the paths. It’s insane how big it is. Lots and lots of squash on it.
My husband didn’t realize it was a type of spaghetti squash so he’s totally bummed. He hates spaghetti squash. Guess it’s good I like them because I’ll be living on them.
Charlene Mogle –
I have been trying to ID a squash I grew that was mislabeled at the nursery, I think this is it, but mine turned a nice pumpkin orange on the outside as I left them on the vine quite awhile. They were yellow and green on the outside initially. Do you think this is what I have? The inside is orange.
All-America Selections Admin –
Since AAS Winners are judged for uniformity, we highly doubt your variety is Sugaretti but maybe it is another spaghetti type squash.
David Uhr –
This is a vigorous vine, spreading easily 6-8 feet in every direction. No disease and fruit is anywhere from ready to pick to new blossoms, so not exactly determinate either. No disease. Rooting down along vine which helps avoid death by squash Vine Borer. Overall, looks very good, ripening to a striped white color it appears, rather than the typical pale yellow.
Julie K –
I’m loving this plant so far – large, plenteous fruit for sure. As for the fruit color, mine is definitely yellow and more like spaghetti squash than sweet potato. And then vines are definitely beyond the two feet expectation. We have had above average rainfall so maybe it normally wouldn’t spread so much but it’s in a 6 ft patch and bursting out of it – growing up the tomato cage on one side and the bean trellis on the other! I’m excited about it though because we have never had a good field with regular spaghetti squash. I’m looking forward to enjoying this hybrid.
Chris P Heaton –
What an awesome plant. Will be saving seeds for next year. We got ours at Denver botanic gardens. Only thing I would question is plant size, these things got huge I put a fence up to block from the rest of the garden and they climbed it and hung squash all along it.