The delicata squash grow faster than other winter squash. They need to be picked between 6- 10 inches.
We ordered bush seeds. They can also come in vines, if I remember correctly. We ordered the seeds from Botanical Interests.
At the moment it appears that the plant has stopped producing after 5 squash. This was the first year we grew delicata. In the past we had bought it at farmers markets or the store.
The delicata plant is the one in the middle of picture. The tomato on the left is a white cherry tomato and the plant on the right we are getting ready to remove. I put up the trellis to keep the delicata from hanging over the box.
Thanks for the information. I am supposed to be able to still plant summer squash right now, for a fall harvest, but my calendar tells me it is too late for winter squash, since they usually take longer to mature. I might try the Delicata anyway and just take the chance because it is so good and something I usually do not see in the grocery store, and just hope we don't get an early freeze. I did not know that there were bush varieties as well as vining ones. I have a packet of seeds and it does not say one way or the other (I got them off of eBay, LOL). I think I am just going to go for it and see what happens, and be prepared with a trellis if needed.