Latin Name – Cucurbita pepo
Sowing Instructions – Sow in a propagator on a windowsill or one seed per 75mm pot in a greenhouse at approximately 20-25C using a good quality compost. Cover seeds with 19mm compost. Germination 7-10 days. Grow on carefully, planting out when frost risk has passed, 60cm between plants. Can also be sown direct outside, two seeds per station, at a depth of 25mm, thinning to strongest seedling. Grows best in rich, moist soil in a sunny position. Water and feed regularly.
Hints and Tips – High in vitamins A, C and E. Leave skin on when cooking. Ideal for stir-fries and kebabs.
Seeds – 6