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Squash Little Gem Rolet
Little Gem Rolet is a cricket ball size fruit with dark green skin. It is a very heavy cropper and is very early to mature with a good flavour. This squash has a high sugar content so caramelises beautifully when pan fried. The plant is a trailing habit. You can train it to grow upwards rather than outwards to save space by gently turning the branches back to the centre. Little Gem Rolet is quite popular in Europe, where it is more popular in Germany and known as a delicacy in expensive restaurants.
Product Part Number: 12349
When to sow
When to Sow Little Gem Rolet Seeds
April to May under glass or Mid-May to June outdoors.
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 90-100cm (36-40") apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 90-100cm (36-40") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October
Fruits store well for use through the winter months. Store in a warm and dry place for up to 5 months.
A good source of Vitamins B1 and E and high in antioxidants.