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Squash
Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita maxima
Squash should be sown direct, after frost, as it needs a warm soil to germinate; in subtropical areas and tropical areas avoid sowing during periods of high humidity. Space 'hills' 1 m apart, add plenty of compost, sow 3-6 seeds 15-20 mm deep and thin to the 2-3 strongest. Keep the soil moist. It needs a rich, high in nitrogen, well-drained soil, preferred pH 6-7.5. Pick when about 15 cm long, the flowers are also edible. Plan for 2 plants per 4-6 people.

Squash 'Bennings Green Tint' UT
Cucurbita pepo
A patty-pan squash with scalloped edges and pretty pale-green fruit. Flesh is white and tender with a fine-grained texture and very good flavour. Days to harvest: 55 - 63 days
SS186 approx. 25 seeds
SS187
SS203
Squash 'Chilacayote' H UT
Cucurbita ficifolia
Syn. fig-leaf gourd, malabar gourd, Siam pumpkin, Thai marrow, shark fin melon, chiverre, pie melon, calabaza china, cayote, gila, potiron cheveux d'ange, calabaza de cabello de angel, alcayota, seven year melon, Malabar gourd, chiverre.
Chilacayote is widely grown as a vegetable in Mexico and South America. It grows like a pumpkin vine to 15 m long and forms roots in the leaf nodes. The melon-like fruit are large, round, green and white speckled. Highly productive vines produce fruit that can weigh up to 6 kg. The flowers, leaves and tender shoots are used as greens. Young fruit are eaten cooked, mature fruit are used in jams and confectionery. The protein-rich seeds are very nutritious. Vines are very hardy and disease resistant. The fruit stores for many months. Days to harvest: 80 - 120 days
This is a completely different plant to Jam Melon Citrullus lanatus syn. Red Seeded Citron, an ancestor of the watermelon.

SC455 approx. 15 seeds
Squash 'Delicata'
Cucurbita pepo
syn. Sweet Potato Squash, Peanut Squash
Old variety (1894); prized for its sweet, dry, orange-yellow flesh; attractive cream coloured skin with and dark green stripes. Fruit is 18-22 cm long by 10 cm wide, produced on highly prolific short vines; keeps well. Days to harvest: 95 - 100 days.
SS111 approx. 40 seeds
SS112
Squash 'Gem' UT
Cucurbita pepo
A South African favourite, this winter squash resembles a dark green, round cannonball. It produces up to 8 squash per vine and stores for up to 4 months if fully mature.
In temperate areas sow spring to early summer. In subtropical and tropical areas it is unlikely to do well, as it is very prone to powdery mildew. Days to harvest: 90 - 100 days; younger ones can be harvested and eaten like zucchini.
SS238 approx. 12 seeds
Squash 'Golden Scallopini'
Cucurbita pepo
syn. Yellow Bush Scallop Squash, Yellow Pattypan Squash
A rare squash that is an Italian heirloom, it produces delicious patty-pan golden yellow squash with scalloped edges. Flesh is white, with a fine-grained texture and nutty flavour. Days to harvest: 68 days
SS219 approx. 20 seeds
SS220
SS221

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SS138 approx. 12 seeds UT
Squash 'Green Button'
Cucurbita pepo
A dark green, pattypan squash with scalloped edges. Flesh is white, with a fine-grained texture and good flavour. Prolific producer. This is an F1 hybrid so is not suitable for seed saving.
Days to harvest: 47 days
SS145 approx. 20 seeds
Squash 'Ronde De Nice' UT
Cucurbita pepo
syn. Tonda de Nizza, Baby Round Zucchini
A rare French heirloom, it is a vigorous, fast-growing and highly productive bush squash. The squash is round and green with white speckling. It is tender with an exceptional flavour, the skin is delicate and bruises easily. It freezes well. Days to harvest: 52 days
SS164 approx. 20 seeds
SS165
SS197
Squash 'Spaghetti' / 'Vegetable Spaghetti' H
Cucurbita pepo
Grow your own low carb pasta!
Easy to grow; fruits are yellow; 22 cm long and weigh approx. 1.8 kg. Stores well. Pasta-like flesh looks like the real thing and is great topped with pesto or pasta sauce. Days to harvest: 88 - 110 days
SV102 approx. 20 seeds
SV103
Squash 'Yellow Crookneck'
Cucurbita pepo
Easy-to-grow bush squash, heirloom variety, favourite for over 150 years; sweet buttery flavour and firm texture; produces an abundance of rich, golden yellow, white-fleshed fruit; also freezes well. Days to harvest: 58 days
SS109 approx. 20 seeds
SS110
Q. Why don't my pumpkin, squash or zucchini set fruit?
A. The most obvious problem can be lack of bees. Many gardeners find they need to hand pollinate. To encourage a visit by bees, avoid using overhead sprinklers and any form of insecticide. Bees also do not like windy conditions.

There are a range of other factors that influence pollination and successful fruit set:
  • too much rich nitrogen fertiliser will cause leaf growth at the expense of flowering,
  • too high a summer temperature will do the same,
  • being stung by Cucumber fruit fly can cause tiny fruit to drop off the vine,
  • moisture stress will do the same, and
  • lack of calcium or boron will also cause young fruit to yellow and drop off.
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