Squash Winter Sweet Dumpling Seeds

Squash Winter Sweet Dumpling Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #0266

82-100 days. Sweet Dumpling has it all— a delicious flavor and beautiful exterior make it both edible and ornamental. Small, softball sized, ribbed fruits have creamy white skin splashed with green speckles and stripes. The yellow-orange flesh is very sweet and dry. Ideal for baking and roasting, squash can also be stuffed or used in soups, pies, and muffins. Stores for months after harvest. Each vine yields 6-10 squash.

This packet sows 6 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:

When several leaves appear, thin to 1-2
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 growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in pulp pots that can be transplanted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2" of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.

Artist: Donna Clement

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