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Squash 'Sunshine' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita maxima, Kabocha

Half-hardy Annual

All America Selection Winner. Trailing. Squash Sunshine is an aptly named 'Kabocha' type Squash with unique and attractive bright reddishorange skin with thick, bright orange flesh. Squash Sunshine produces fruits about 1.5kg (3lb) in weight, have a sweet, nutty taste when eaten raw, baked or steamed.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (7 seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.99
Sow April to May. Sow seeds 1cm (½ inch) deep in 7.5cm (3 inch) pots of free draining compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which takes 7 to 10 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Sow 2 seeds every 90cm (36 inches) and thin out to the best seedling.

Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost, 90cm (36 inches) apart.Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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