25 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Vegetable Gourd) (Cucurbita pepo) 95-105 days. Very productive plant, with up to 10 squash per compact vine. The Sweet Dumpling Squash is teacup shaped, creamy in color, with dark green stripes. One of the sweetest squashes around, with tender flesh, delicious baked and stuffed. Excellent keeper, does not even require curing, and will keep well for 3-4 months. Sweet Dumpling Fruits are about ½ lb, perfect for a single serving.
Planting Instructions for Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash Seeds
Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash is a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated Winter Squash indoors 3-4 weeks. before last frost date or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant Winter Squash in full sun. To direct seed, plant 6-8 seeds 1″ deep in 1′ diameter hills, thinning to 3 or 4 plants at the set of true leaves. Or plant Winter Squash Seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2′ apart. Keep rows and hills 6′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days at 65-85°F. Keep soil just-damp during germination, or seeds may rot. Harvest when Sweet Dumpling rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.