Squash Winter Sweet Dumpling Seeds

Squash Winter Sweet Dumpling Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #0266

90-100 days. Sweet Dumpling has it all—a delicious flavor and beautiful exterior make it both edible and ornamental. Introduced in 1976, these 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 3 months after harvest. Each vine yields 6–10 squash. This packet sows up to 13 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
6'

Thinning:
When 3 leaves, thin to 1-2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, 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 average last frost. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature 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 stem, (don’t break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

Artist: Donna Clement



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