Jaune et Verte Summer (Patty Pan) Squash Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#3173
This packet sows up to 8 mounds.
Availability: In Stock
'Jaunte et Verte' squash tastes like it's covered in butter! This beautiful French heirloom patty pan is tender when picked young, with thin, delicate skin. Rind varies from light green (verte), to yellow (jaune), to radial green stripes on ivory squash (small fruit may not show streaking). Delicious used fresh all summer, but can be matured to the hard shell stage and used as an ornamental, or cooked like a winter squash. Long harvest period, prolific.
$2.49 2 grams

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo

Days to Maturity: 55–60 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 2' tall, 3'–4' wide

Variety Information: Flattened, rounded, scalloped squash. Harvested young at 2"–5" as a summer squash. Rind varies from light green to yellow to green stripes on ivory squash (stripes develop over time). Matures in the fall to an ornamental or edible winter squash.

Type: Patty Pan, Bush

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 3'–4'

Thinning: When 3 leaves , thin to 1 plant per mound

Harvesting: Harvest frequently to increase yield; squash seem to get monstrous overnight. While edible at almost any size, seeds are less developed in young fruit, therefore more tender. Using a knife or clippers, cut squash off including some of the stem. By including stem, the fruit is sealed and less likely to mold or dry out. Harvesting Blossoms: Look for male, non-fruit producing flowers that have long stems and harvest just before use (female flowers have a swollen mini-squash at the base of the flower and shorter stems).

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