Squash 'Gem'

Cucurbita pepo

Highly prized in South Africa, this space-saving squash really is a little gem! Produces grapefruit-sized fruit that can be eaten fresh or stored for roasting. Delicious stuffed and roasted whole with cheese and fresh herbs. Highly productive.

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Squash 'Gem'

The compact vine produces up to 8-10 orange-sized squash that can be eaten fresh while young and sweet, or stored, stuffed and roasted when the skin thickens and the flesh becomes more savoury.

How to grow

Related to zucchini and equally prolific, seed germinates readily from 18°C–35°C in as little as 7-10 days. Sow in punnets and transplant after all likelihood of frost has passed. Plant in full sun in a fertile soil enriched with aged compost and decomposed manure. Can be trained up a trellis or support. Water regularly, but avoid overhead watering which can encourage mould and mildew. Cut from the vine as required or when the leaves wither, store them for roasting and stuffing.

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