Introduced in 1890s, the Delicata Squash are easy to grow and stockpile. This variety has very tough skin, which serves as the perfect wrapper protecting it for up to 6 months in storage! If you are one of the off the grid folks and/or homesteading, this squash can add valuable nutrition throughout the winter. The Delicata is an oblong, striped fruit that grows to 7-9" long and 3" in diameter. It has a fine grained, orange-yellow flesh and a delicious, creamy sweet potato-like taste. Its tough skin makes it perfect for baking on coals, on the grill or to just simmer in its on juices while in the oven.