"Custard White" pattypan squash (Cucurbita pepo var. patinsoniana) is a squash vegetable that develops white, discus shaped fruit with ridged outer side that reach 6 - 7 cm in diameter. Plants reach between 50 and 60 cm in height and usually form bushy habit. Pattypan squash is valued for its gustatory, nutritional and dietary value. Its fruit have a tender taste and contain plenty of vitamin C, sugars and minerals, such as potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. You may use them for preparation of many original dishes and preserves. "Custard White" variety shows high productivity and high resistance to downy mildew.
Seeds of the "Custard White" pattypan squash may be sown directly to the soil in the second decade of May, 2 - 3 seeds per hole, 80 - 90 cm apart. In order to achieve richer crops you may grow pattypans from seedlings prepared indoors. For that purpose you sow seeds in May to pots and transplant well-developed, hardened seedlings to the permanent site after the 20th of May. Fruit may be harvested gradually as they mature from July to September. You may pick them at different maturity stages, from very small to those completely ripen, covered with hard peel. Choose sunny and wind-sheltered sites with fertile, humous, permeable, moist and quickly warming soils for pattypan squash cultivation. These vegetables may also be successfully grown in containers. One package contains 2 g of the "Custard White" pattypan squash seeds, as well as the growing instructions and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 2 g
- Height: 50 - 60 cm
- Use: direct consumption; preserves
- Harvest time: July - September
- Growth form: bushy
- Site: sunny, wind-sheltered; fertile, humous, permeable, moist and quickly warming soi