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Lemon Squash Heirloom

€3,50 EUR

A squash that looks like a lemon

Lemon squash is a productive heirloom variety of squash that produces bright yellow fruits that look like lemon! The fruits are delicious when eaten young while the skin is tender and the seeds are small. The Lemon squash is a tasty and attractive variety for farmers markets as well as the home garden. Please note the variety may have some fruit shape variability. It has good pest resistance as 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