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Squash Queensland Blue
Queensland Blue is an Australian variety and is simply beautiful and tasty. The vigorous vine produces bluish-green, deep ribbed fruit which can grow to a weight of 2.5-4.5kg (6 to 10lbs) each in approximately 100 days. The inner flesh is yellow-orange coloured, and the texture is slightly drier when compared to other squash. Because of this, it is commonly used for baking, boiling and roasting. This variety has an almost treacle-like flavour once it has been roasted. Stores well (up to 4-5 months if kept in a dark and dry place).
Product Part Number: 12322
When to sow
When to Sow Queensland Blue 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.