Squash (Cucurbita Pepo Sweet Dumpling) 25 seeds (#2197)
About the product
Annual plant with climbing or creeping shoots, perfect for planting arbors, fences, pergolas or as a ground cover plant.
In late summer and autumn, numerous, small, edible creamy-white fruit appear, with an interesting, strongly ribbed shape with green streaks, stripes and spots.
The flesh of the fruit is orange, juicy, very sweet and very tasty.
Approximately 25 seeds in 2g packet.
Genus - Cucurbita
Species - Pepo
Variety - Sweet Dumpling
Common name - Squash
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,90 - 1,20 m
Spread - 1 m
Plant type - Ornamental climber
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Average garden zone
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Herb / Vegetable, Vine
Bloom season - August - October
Sow inside in April or outside in May after the last frost.
1. Place peat pots in a tray and fill the pots with potting soil. Prefer rich soil. Fill the tray with water and let the peat pots absorb the water. Discard any excess water left in the bottom of the tray.
2 Poke a couple of holes in the soil 2cm deep with your finger. Place one seed in each hole and cover with soil. Each pot should contain two or three seeds to ensure that at least one seed germinates in each container.
3. Place a plastic tray cover over the top of the peat pots to create a greenhouse. Set the tray in a warm area out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight dries the soil out quickly and can cook the seeds. Summer squash sprouts take about two weeks to appear.
4. Remove the cover when the seedlings start to touch the cover. When the seedlings are 5 cm tall, remove the weak seedlings so there is just one plant per container.
5. Transplant the summer squash seedlings outside when the soil and air temperatures stay above +15C. Plant the seedlings at least 50-60 cm apart, dropping the entire pot in the hole so you do not disturb the roots.
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