Gelber Englischer, Squash Seeds

Scallop Squash

Gelber Englischer, Squash Seeds

Scallop Squash

The Gelber Englischer Squash is known for its unique lemon-yellow patty pan shape that slightly resembles a spilled over muffin top! This German squash variety is originally from Gatersleben seed bank. The Gelber Englischer does well in cooler climates with full sun. The yellow fruits will turn dark orange if they are left on the vine past the edible stage.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Cucurbirta pepo

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

13

Seeds Per Pound

5600

Row Spacing

3'

Packet

20 Seeds

Sow Depth

1"

Seeds Per Ounce

350

Breed

Heirloom,Open-pollinated

Sun

Full

Types

SUMMER SQUASH

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Plant Spacing

24"

Categories

Squash

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Germination

4,5,6,7,8,9

Days To Maturity (# Days)

60

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Squash

Squash is a very versatile plant to grow, with many different options for the home garden.
Squash is an easy plant with high yields and comes in many different varietals. Winter squashes such as acorn, delicata and butternut can be used in dishes or even for decoration as a centerpiece of a table.

Before Planting: Squash prefers fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6-7.0. Plastic mulch and fabric row covers (AG-19 grade) can aide plant establishment and exclude insect pests during the seedling stage.

Planting: Squash grow well in mounds, so hill up some soil and plant three to five seeds per mound. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in mounds set 4 feet apart after all danger of frost has passed. Squash can be started indoors three to four weeks before the last frost date. Squash also grow well in pots or buckets, 5 to 10 gallons is large enough. Row covers should be removed when plants begin to flower.

Watering: Water at least 1 inch a week. Mulching can also help retain moisture.

Fertilizer: To encourage squash growth, it is important to fertilize prior to planting the seeds and during its growing
season as well. Prior to planting seeds, mix up to 3 inches of compost into the soil where you plan to plant the seeds. Instead of composting, you can use a 5-10-10 fertilizer and spread 1 tablespoon per mound prior to planting. Throughout the squash’s growing season, use the 5-10-10 fertilizer monthly.

Days to Maturity: Summer squash varieties like zucchini and yellow squash can be harvested when they are young and tender or you can wait until they reach their full size, which is generally 6 to 8 inches long. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: Harvest regularly, 2-3 times a week, once plants begin to produce.  Zucchini will have a healthy
sheen to its green skin. Winter squash like acorn, delicata or butternut squashes are ready to harvest when their outer rind resists puncture by a fingernail. Cut or gently twist off fruits when they have reached the desired size. For summer squash, 4-6″. Keep fruit at 40-50°F with 95% relative humidity.

Tips: Squash blossoms are also edible. Pick the first blooms that appear, as those are the males and if picked, they will not affect plant yields later in the season. Remove the interior of the blossom and add the petals to salads.

AVG. Seeding Rate: 3 seeds/ft., rows 6′ apart, 250 seeds/83′, 500 seeds/166′, 1,000 seeds/333′.

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