Ronde De Nice Summer Squash (Heirloom 50 Days)

$ 2.25

The Ronde De Nice Summer Squash is an 1800's French Heirloom. 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


Cucurbita pepo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.

Tips: Plant the The Ronde De Nice Summer Squash 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.