Sweet Dumpling Squash

82-87 days. Cucurbita pepo. Another Japanese-bred wonder, this little ridged cutie-pie is 3" to 4" in diameter with green-speckled, creamy-white skin and much the same shape as a little seven-ounce Pumpkin. Its light orange flesh is very sweet and tender with a mild nutty taste. It is coveted member of roasted vegetable platters. Until you cook these extremely long-storing beauties, they make great fall harvest decorations. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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