Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
A combination of green and yellow buttons with scalloped edges and a mild, creamy flavour. Great in salads when picked young, or as a tasty vegetable when cooked in butter or gently steamed.
|How To Grow
Sow 2-3 seeds together to a depth on 20mm (1in) in a slightly raised bed in full sun, about 75cm (30in) apart. Soil must be warm - 20C or above - for good germination. Thin to leave the two strongest seedlings only. Keep well watered and feed regularly after flowering commences. Pick frequently to encourage more fruit.
|When To Plant
Spring and early Summer.
|7-10 weeks or when 5cm in diameter.
|These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.
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