Squash Summer Dirani Lebanese Seeds

Squash Summer Dirani Lebanese Seeds

Cucurbita pepo (hybrid)

Item #0250

50 days. One of the many types of summer squash, Lebanese squash is often called Koosa after a popular Middle Eastern dish. You’ll love Dirani because of its compact plant and continuous production of fruits to enjoy all summer. Large leaves provide excellent coverage to protect fruits. Harvest when small for fresh use or allow them to grow larger for stuffing and baking. Use in any recipe calling for zucchini.

This packet sows 4 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”-1”

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
3'-4’

Thinning:
When seedling has several leaves appear,
thin to 1
plant per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Harvesting: For optimum flavor and quality, harvest at 3" long for “baby” squash, and 6" - 8" for all other uses. If allowed to grow 10" - 12" or so, the flesh can be used for breads, but the tough seeds must be discarded.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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