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
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles
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:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
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?
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising
Do the seeds require burying?