Green Vegetable Marrow Summer Squash (Heirloom, 56 Days)
British Heirloom. The Green Vegetable Marrow Summer Squash is a very old variety that has always been popular in England. Bush plants produce green oval fruits that can be used in all the usual ways. When bigger, the squash are often stuffed. An English customer mentioned bread crumbs, onions, and nuts for stuffing – I’d add a bit of hot Italian sausage.
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 Green Vegetable Marrow 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.