Quickly produces an abundance of attractive green fruits with creamy white spots and speckled leaves, on fast-growing bush-type plants. Usually harvested when fruits are 3 to 4 inches across, these mild flavoured fruits go from flower to food in an astounding 7 to 8 days. Easy to grow. An excellent producing Squash well suited to smaller garden spaces. Squash can be used in salads, baked, stir-fried, in bread or stuffed. Just 3-5 plants can provide easily a family of four.
Sow seed indoors in early Spring and move to the planting area when all chance of frost has passed in your location. Or direct sow outdoors no later than 2 weeks after the last frost.Till the soil and create hills about 12 to 15 inches across and 4-8 inches high at 4ft spacing between hills.
Squash appreciates full sun (6-8 hours per day) nutrient-rich soil, tilled to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. These easy to provide conditions encourages the development of an expansive root system and will increase your harvest.
Mesoamerica Archaeological evidence supports that squash may have been first cultivated from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago
Squash seeds can also be eaten like pumpkin seeds or ground into nut butter. Squash is low in fat and high in vitamin B6, beta carotene and antioxidants.
|Temperature (C):||18 - 22|
|Height (cm):||20 - 30|
|Spread (cm):||100 - 125|