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Melonette Jaspee de Vendee winter squash

€3,75 EUR

A very sweet French heirloom squash from the Vendee region

Melonette Jaspee de vendee is a vine type squash producing 5-7 fruits per foot. Each fruit has a 15 cm diameter and weigh 1-3 kg. The flesh is orange, thick, very sweet, with an excellent taste.

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