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Winter Squash Sunshine F1
Sunshine Winter Squash is a Kabocha type squash with a beautifully vibrant, bright red to orange skin. It has a deliciously sweet and nutty flavour to the flesh which makes it ideal for baking with its skin on. Sunshine is stringless when it is baked or steamed and the flesh can be sliced and eaten raw like a carrot stick for a tasty alternative in yours or your childrens lunch box!
Squash is a delicious vegetable when roasted and can also be used to make tasty soups.
Product Part Number: 12329
When to sow
When to Sow Sunshine F1 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.