SQUASH Scallop Bush Mix (Summer Variety)
A colorful blend of yellow, green and white scallop squash. Also known as Pattypan, this tasty summer squash is delicious fresh, steamed or baked. Best flavor and texture is obtained when fruit is picked at 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Approximately 50 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season ClimatesSOWING: Seeds directly in the garden in late spring through early summer when all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep covering with fine soil.
SPACING: Plant about 6 seeds per hill spaced 3 to 4 feet apart or space rows 3 feet apart.
THINNING: When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall thin to 3 sturdiest plants per hill. In rows thin plants to 18 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant in sunny location in rich, well-drained soil. Keep fairly well watered and fertilize monthly, but avoid constant overwatering and continual use of high-nitrogen fertilizers. An outstanding easy to grow summer squash. For continued harvest, pick fruit regularly when young.