Ed Hume Seeds

Clarinette Squash

Squash Clarinette Lebanese Type

Prolific, sweet, light green fruit. An ethnic, middle eastern favorite. Keep picked when small for best flavor and texture. Use as you would any summer squash or zucchini in your favorite recipes.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seed directly in garden in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started in individual peat pots indoors or in the greenhouse 2 to 3 weeks before setting out. Cover seed with 1/2 to 3/4 inch fine soil well firmed down.

SPACING: Plant 6 to 8 seeds per hill spaced 3 to 4 feet apart. Space rows 3 feet apart. 

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill. Leave 18 to 24 inches between plants in rows.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Summer Squash grow best in a sunny location in fairly rich well drained soil. Water soil when dry avoiding spraying foliage or blossoms. Cut fruit carefully at stem when 8 inches long for best flavor, texture and continued harvest.


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