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Lemon Squash

€2,80 EUR
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A squash that looks like a lemon

Bright yellow fruits look like lemons! Very prolific. Delicious when eaten young while the skin is tender and the seeds are small. Tasty and attractive for farmers markets as well as the home garden. Some fruit shape variability. Good pest resistance: plants are more likely to outlast the bugs and sprawl a bit.

Scientific Name: cucurbita pepo

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18-20C

Germination time in days: 10-15 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days

Sunlight: full sun

Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors. Sow direct outdoors from late May. Seeds should be planted 2 cm deep in good size pots, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into bigger pots. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants