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Squash , Musquee de Provence (Traditional French)

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Product ID Seed1701
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Curcubit pepo ssp Pepo, (Circa 1800) 'Potiron Bronze de Monthery", Originally sold in wedges at French Farmers Markets. Unique eating & ornamental, yet traditional French variety with deep convoluted ribs, Gorgeous, big flat, ribbed fruits like big wheels of cheese (up to 10 pounds), green when immature & ripens to a deep, rich burnt sienna brown. Deep orange flesh, very fine flavour sweet & firm. Great baked & very long keeper. 100-110 days (C. pepo L. ssp. pepo convar. giromantiina ), Seed Count Approx - 6 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 mid-March onward, plant out end 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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