Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
High Maintenance – Requires Regular Maintenance.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Wait until the soil is warm and then sow seed directly. Plant seeds about 30mm deep, often planted in hills, or clusters, with two to three seeds per hill; space the hills 200-300mm apart. Hills can be thinned to one or two plants once the seedlings strong enough to handle.
Keep the vines well watered, especially when in bloom and producing. If they experience too much drought, patty pans will drop their flowers and fruits. Mulching helps keep the shallow root system cool and moist.
Harvest in 45 to 70 days.
|Interesting Planting Ideas|
Plant near radishes, corn, peas, beans, pumpkin, marigolds, and nasturtiums they are all good companion plants.
|Common Pests & Diseases|
Pattypan easily succumb to powdery mildew, downy mildew or anthracnose
4 to 5 plants are enough for a family of 4.
Rich, well-drained soil.
- Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata
- Common name(s): Pattypan
- Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Pattypan squash, also known as scallop squash, is a lesser-known cultivar of the summer squash yellow, green in colour. These bushy squashes are easy to grow, with a good yield.
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Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata requirements and featuresinfo on these icons
Requires moderate maintenance.