This bush scallop summer squash is an open-pollinated heirloom patty pan type squash with scalloped edges and a compact growth habit. A Native American squash that produces abundant, tender, sweet squash throughout the summer. Best when 2-3″ in diameter. Approximately 13 seeds /gm., 40 seeds./ 3 gm pkg. Germination temperature: 70-75 deg. Resistant to Powdery Mildew. Squash seed can remain viable for up to 6 years if stored in a cool dry location.
Planting and Care: In some areas with shorter growing seasons, start indoors 1 month before the last expected frost date, planting two seeds into individual peat pots. Keep the stronger seedling in each pot and transplant outdoors, after hardening off, 1 week after the last frost date or when the soil temperature reaches 65-70 degrees F. Water regularly at ground level and fertilize when 6″ (15 cm) tall. Mulching under plants will keep squash off of the soil.
Harvest: Pick continuously when the fruit is just large enough to use. Use a knife or shears to avoid damaging the vines.
Your Health: Squashes are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A and C and beta-carotene, and also a good source of magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
Light: Full sun
Seed Depth: 1/2 ” / 13 mm
Seed Spacing: 3-4′ / 1-1.2 m
Row Spacing: 10-12″ / 3-3.6 m
Days to Sprout: 5-10
Plant Spacing: 8-10’ / 2.4-3 m
Days to Maturity 75
Net Wt per packet: 3 gm, Approx. 13 seeds