Vigorous, prolific vines produce medium sized dark olive-green, acorn shaped, deep ribbed fruits. 5- 6"L x 4" diameter mature fruit have a small seed cavity and thin hard shell. Sweet, dry, golden-yellow, tender, medium thick flesh is excellent for baking, fried, or steamed. Great keeper!
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
- Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor
- Marigold deters beetles
- Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles
- Oregano provides general pest protection