How to grow Scallop pattypan squash

Pattypan squash growing – plant of the genus Cucurbita also known as Scallop squash, Pattypan squash annual plant, grow as herbaceous, semi vine, vine or creeping vine, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+

Flower edible in yellow color with five lobs, female contain semi fruits round green shape, and male flower are smaller

Pattypan squash fruits

Fruit picked up mostly when before it’s fully grown, peel is green light or dark, white, yellow or orange sometimes stripes, the shape, round with scalloped edges, inside the fruit is white.

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Requirements for Pattypan squash growing and care:

Mulch, recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, the vine species need trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
No need. But possible all the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them

Size of the plant?
Height 30-50 cm (12-20 inches), wide 0.3-1.5 m (12-60 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

General information about the flower
Flowers are edible, yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits rounds green shapes, and male flower are smaller

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand poination

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew, mites

What can be done with big quantities of Pattypan squash fruits?
Eaten raw, cooked, grilled, stir fry, stuffed

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
45-90 days

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-14 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Cucurbita pepo

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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Watering plants

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