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Indian Pumpkin Squash Heirloom

€3,00 EUR

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Indian pumpkin squash is a heirloom pumpkin variety from India. This popular Indian pumpkin grows on large vines and produces flattened round shaped fruits, with pronounced ribs and a light orange to salmon colored skin with sometimes grey to green undertones that weigh up to 3 kg.  Its flesh is light orange, sweet and flavorful.

Scientific Name: cucurbita moschata

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil

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.Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants