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A small, versatile squash that can be used in both savory and sweet recipes. Perfect for baking or roasting.
Sweet Dumpling Squash Seeds
[75 days] A petite winter squash the size of a large apple, Sweet Dumpling is beautiful on the outside and remarkably sweet and creamy on the inside. In shape it resembles a small pumpkin, and its skin is cream-colored with either green, orange, or yellow stripes. The flesh is orange, and when cooked earns its namesake.
Best cooked with their skin on, as it’s difficult to peel raw. When cut in half, it’s just the right size for stuffing. The flavour pairs well with strong cheeses, dried fruits, and nuts, and when pureed tastes delightful in mashed potatoes and soups.
Will keep for a month or two when stored in a cool, dry place.
What insects are eating my Sweet Dumpling squash plants? Squash bugs love attacking most vegetables in your garden and will frequently cause enough damage to kill your Sweet Dumpling plants. The leaves of attacked plants will have holes in them, start to wilt and become brittle to the touch.
How long does it take for Sweet Dumpling squash to germinate? Germination of Sweet Dumpling squash seeds take around 7 to 14 days. Sow your seeds at a depth of 1cm deep with 3 seeds in each spot where you want your squash to grow.
How big do Sweet Dumpling squash grow? Your Sweet Dumpling plants will produce 8 to 10 fruits per vine. The squash vines should grow to a length of 6 feet and the fruits will grow to about 20 inches tall.
Sweet Dumpling Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 75 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
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