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Winter Squash Sweet Dumpling
Sweet Dumpling squash has an unusual skin colouring of stripes of light and dark green which houses a flesh of creamy orange. This variety is hugely versatile for culinary uses as well as being highly ornamental, they are perfect for cooking whole or stuffing and roasting as an individual portion; with a tremendously sweet flavour. We recommend cooking with the skin on, as it can be hard to remove the skins when the squash is still raw! Plant at 80cm spacings to allow for growth. These are fairly small, growing up to 10cm (4 inche) in diameter.
Product Part Number: 12307
When to sow
When to Sow Sweet Dumpling Squash 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.