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Scalloped Sunburst Squash (Yellow Pattypan Squash)
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbita pepo


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lorincook

Cucurbitaceae Family

Cucurbita Genus
Physical Description
Cucurbita pepo. Plant produces good yields of squash all season long. The green skinned squash that has a sweet nut like flavor. Excellent when used fresh in salads and dips. Also can be steamed, baked, or cooked like zucchini. Best when harvested when 3" in diameter.
Sunlight: Full Sun


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Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitales
Cucurbitales
Order of Cucumbers
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

60 days. Sunburst is a deep yellow scallopini that has a bright yellow orange color. Delicious as it is colorful, and it's the earliest and most productive of the yellow scallopini, to boot! Vigorous 3 foot bush habit. Can be picked from baby size up to 6-8 inches across without losing its tender, buttery flavor.

In most of the West, April is the month to sow seed. Pick a spot in full sun. Sprinkle seed on soil prepared with organic material and nitrogen fertilizer. Barely cover with soil, then water lightly. Plants should appear in a week. When they are a few inches high, thin to 2-1 2 feet apart; this squash forms 2-1 2-foot bushes, not space-grabbing vines.

In the low and intermediate deserts, wait until September to sow. High-elevation gardeners can start seed indoors now to transplant when weather and soil conditions permit.

If you buy small nursery plants, set them out in May with 2-1 2-foot spacing.

Water when the top 3 inches of soil feels dry. You'll begin harvesting squash the size of those in the top pictures in about seven weeks. Leave some to grow bigger. Harvest lasts from June to mid-October, when the first frost usually kills the plants. Since the plants are prolific, you can afford to be lavish when the fruit is tiny.



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