Squash, Scallop Yellow Bush - Summer (Cucurbita pepo) - 25 seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones 3-12
Scallop squashes, such as Golden Custard also known as Yellow Bush Scallop Squash, are visually stunning and produce beautiful yellow scallops. Bright yellow and tasty, this variety makes a great stuffing fruit. Scallops from the Yellow Bush Scallop have high yields, making them ideal for markets and home gardens.
Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant 2 seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to weather for several hours a day for a week before transplanting them after the last frost once soil temps average above 65°F. Plant in very rich soil, 8-10 inches apart in rows 10-12" apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds a week or so after the last frost ½” deep, 3-4” apart and thin to 8-10” apart. Avoid planting them with potatoes. Keep moist, but avoid soaking the leaves as this can lead to rot or mildew. When vines develop, adding a layer of much can be very beneficial.
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