Squash Early White Bush Scallop - Patty Pan
Squash – Early White Bush Scallop (Patty Pan)
Approximate Seed Quantity: 5
Just like its’ yellow counterpart this white version is equally as prolific. The tender white fleshed fruits are attractively scalloped around the edges and their compact trailing nature make them ideal if space is an issue. It’s growing habits are similar to a courgette and like courgette the fruits need to be picked regularly. Pick when small to maximise both the harvest and the texture. Extremely versatile to use, raw in salads or for dips, steamed, fried and baked. They are lovely when stuffed and they also freeze well. Only 50 days from sowing to harvest. Download sowing guide
- They require a sunny spot and protection from strong winds
- The soil needs to be well-drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
- Sow a single seed edgeways in late March 15mm deep in a 7cm pot
- Temperature is critical, they need a continuous soil temperature of 18°C or more to maximise germination
- Keep the soil moist until germination and once germinated water generously around the plant not over it
- Keep weed free to aid circulation and once fruits start to appear feed every 14 days with a tomato type feed. These are hungry little blighters!