Delicious, saucer-shaped creamy-white fruits with scalloped edges. Bush plants produce heavily and remain prolific through the season. A very ancient native American heirloom squash, grown by the northern Indians for hundreds of years. This type was depicted by Europeans back to 1591, and one of the best tasting and yielding varieties still around today! Great fried and baked.
Summer Squash – White Scallop – Cucurbita pepo
Soil & Water: Enrich soil heavily with mature compost. Plant in full sun and water moderately letting soil dry between watering.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70˚F and the danger of frost has passed. Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.
Harvesting & Storage: A delicious summer squash that is most tender when picked small.
- Soil Temperature: 65-90
- Planting Depth: 1/2″-1″
- Germination: 3-7 Days
- Height At Maturity: 2′-4′
- Days To Maturity: 55-65 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 2-3′
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply