Delicata squash is a type of winter squash and it is botanically classified as Cucurbita pepo. This squash is known for its delicate tough outer skin and edible skin. Delicata squash grows pretty fast because they have a short growing season. It’s important to know the right time to pick them so you won’t pick them too soon.
Delicata squash is also known as Bohemian squash and they are a member of the Cucurbitaceous family along with pumpkins and gourds. It is an heirloom variety that was introduced in 1891. It originated from North and Central America.