Germ 7-10 days
French Heirloom 1800’s
This is a bit different from both the zucchinis and the scallop types. The delicious fruits are spherical and light green. They are great harvested young and when they get to about 4” in size they are fine for stuffing. Compact plants grow vigorously and produce heavy yields. 20 seeds
Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”.
Harvest- Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Sow every few weeks for a continuous supply.