This squash bears round green, smooth skin squashes that are great for stuffing. They can be harvested very young when they are only 1-2 inches wide or allowed to get larger. This is a very savory squash.
Squash, Ronde De Nice ORGANIC
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This squash bears round green, smooth skin squashes that are great for stuffing. They can be harvested very young or when they are only 1-2 inches wide or allowed to get larger. This is a very savory squash. A great “bush” variety of squash, it remains very compact and great for growing in tight spaces or raised beds. Disease resistant and showed strong powdery mildew resistance on our semi-coastal farm.
Suggested Planting Requirements: Squash seeds can easily be started indoors or out. Plant outdoors when temperatures are above 50 degrees at night. For coastal areas, it’s best to wait until cool wet spring weather has passed and days are warm and sunny.
For those in cooler inland areas, you can use plastic mulches to warm the soil. If planting inside or in a greenhouse, plant one seed per cell to avoid unnecessary waste in thinning. If you are planting directly in the ground sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 1 inch deep and 2 feet apart. When seedlings have 4 leaves, thin to one strong seedling per group. Or, plant in slightly mounded hills, 2 feet in diameter. Adding a small amount of organic fertilizer to each mound is recommended for the best growth.
Growing Recommendations: Squash needs deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, consistent watering. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use plastic mulches to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short summer growing seasons. Avoid overhead watering to prevent powdery mildew. Any squash can be planted in 20” container if space is limited. If birds are a nuisance in your garden, place row covers over your squash plants. Be sure to give you squash adequate space to grow, it will allow for more productive plants.
Harvesting & Storage: Can be harvest when very small for baby squash or harvest when 4″-7″ to keep production high and for best flavor. The more you harvest, the more new fruits you will get. Squash are easy to freeze for and keep for winter use.
|Days to Germination:||7-14|
|Days to Maturity:||65-70+|
|Height at Maturity:||1’|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: 2 gram
Approximate seed count per packet: 18 seeds
Sows about 10′ Row (This takes into account thinning)
|Dimensions||0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 in|