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Squash , Little Gem - (Zimbabwe SA - Rolet)

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C. Pepo L. Ssp. Pepo convar., (Zimbabwe SA), A Trailing drought-tolerant, very dark green-skinned & yellow-fleshed winter squash, excellent flavoured but small, Cricket ball-sized fruits from Zimbabwe SA, (Early Maturing) 80 – 90 days & can be harvested from Aug onwards. Very prolific, stores well & very high in sugar so caramelises well when pan-fried, A perfect variety for those with a little less space, and will grow beautifully on trellis or Fencing or even in a well-manured spot on the ground, Seed Count Approx - 10 avg

 SOWING - Squash will not germinate in cold soil & needs a warm spot, well-drained & fertile soil with plenty of composted organic matter to conserve moisture; Planting should be delayed until the soil has warmed (can be started in a greenhouse from mid-March onward, plant out the end of Mayish), Sow directly insitu after the threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 36 in apart, Harvest just before frosts when the stems dry & turn brown.

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