Squash - Sunburst Yellow Patty Pan ( Curcubita pepo) Summer Squash Pattypan Vegetable - Organic, Non GMO
Sunburst Scallopini is an F1 Hybrid, maturing in approximately 52 days. This variety is a bright yellow patty pan, and is a prolific producer over a long season. Compact vines are suitable for small gardens and containers.
The texture is nutty and firm, and can be used in stir-fries, on the grill, and even stuffed. Try slicing squash and placing it on the grill. Pattypan squash packs a nutritional punch. It does have high levels of carbohydrates, but these carbs help the body more than others. Polysaccharides are high in antioxidants, be anti-inflammatory, and regulate blood sugar for diabetes. Summer squash is high in vitamin C, which is essential for a well-functioning immune system. Squash also has carotenoids which are necessary for your body to produce vitamin A.
- Full sun
- Matures in 45-55 days
- Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8–6.8 is best. Plastic mulch and fabric cover (AG-19 grade) can aide plant establishment and exclude insect pests during the seedling stage. Row covers should be removed when plants begin to flower. Poor fruit development may indicate insufficient pollination. For highest quality fruit, succession plantings every 2-3 weeks may be needed.
- Direct sow into the ground when warm temperatures arrive. Plant more than you think per row, and then once seedlings emerge, you can thin.
- Don't over water your squash plants because they are susceptible to mildew. You will get multiple harvests throughout the season and taste better when harvested earlier.
- Space plants 18-24" apart in rows 6' apart. Wider spacing may allow for easier harvesting.
- Note: common cucurbit diseases include powdery mildew, downy mildew, bacterial wilt, and phytophthora. Avoid problems with adequate soil drainage, good air flow, insect pest control, and crop rotation.
- Harvest: for some varieties, it is common for the first fruits to be malformed, wither, or blacken, which indicates poor pollination and is usually remedied as more male flowers appear. Harvest regularly, 2-3 times a week, once plants begin to produce. Cut or gently twist off fruits when they have reached the desired size. For patty pan and round, 2-3" in diameter. Handle with care to avoid scratching fruits. Harvest male blossoms (with thin stems) or female blossoms (with thick stems and an immature fruit at the base of the flower) in mid to late morning when fully open. Clip flowers 1-2" below flower base. If a squash fruit crop is also desired from the same planting, only harvest male flowers, leaving a few to pollinate the female flowers.
- Stores up to 2 weeks; keep fruit at 40-50°F (5-10°C), 95% relative humidity and/or use as soon as possible for best quality.
- compact vines suitable for small gardens and containers.
- Seed Count: 20