French Heirloom variety first mentioned in 1903. Light green fruits with very thin skin. Versatile vegetable used in stir-fries, soups, casseroles, salad, pickles. Great for roasting and stuffing. Great flavor. The flowers can also be eaten.
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-30 °C
Germination time in days: 5-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors in a propagator 1.5 cm deep in seed compost at 22 C continuous soil temperature until germinated. Will grow better in a greenhouse. Heavy feeder.