Dostal Cucumber Squash
- Sweet flavor with buttery smooth texture
- 90 days
(C. pepo) Donated to SSE by Arthur Dostal. A variety grown by his parents, Lewis and Mary Dostal of Tama Co., Iowa, who reportedly received it from family friends. Begins as cream-white and green, maturing to dark green. Sweet flavor with buttery smooth texture when grown as a winter squash, but also delicious as a summer squash. 90 days.
Learn to Grow Dostal Cucumber Squash
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Yummy and versatile
The best versatile squash! We love it cubed and roasted. Better than sweet potato fries. Excellent in frittatas. Stores well. Turns orange in storage. I’m planting a larger crop this year. My husband who hates all squash is amazed he loves it.
Easy and delicious
Easy to grow, productive, and tasty. Outperformed both zucchini and Delicata in our zone 6b garden. Does spread like crazy, so give it space. Like Delicata, doesn’t require peeling. Will plant again.
my new favorite squash
by Willard H Waples
I wrap mature fruits in foil and bake 400 degrees for 30 minutes. I let cool then slice lengthwise, remove seeds. Add butter and warm in microwave, then add a little maple syrup. No doubt my new favorite squash that can be grown on a fence.