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Squash 'Turk's Turban' (Winter)

Cucurbita maxima

Half-hardy Annual

Trailing. Stunning colour of fruit with a distinctive shape, each fruit of Squash Turk's Turban has its own cap on top making it a popular choice for ornamental autumn displays. Fruits have an excellent flavour for roasting, baking, as a steamed vegetable or used in soups.

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 (10 squash seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.69
Sow April to May. Sow seeds 2cm (¾in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of good seed compost at 21- 25C (70-77F). Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 5-7 days.Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Do not sow in cold soils. Sow 2 seeds every 90cm (36in) and thin out to the best seedling. Ideally grow under cloches until the plant is established.

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all frost risk has passed, 90cm (36in) apart each way.

Keep well watered throughout the season. Feed and mulch regularly.

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.

Reviews
  1. Smooth and Creamy flavour

    By Alison Gifford 28-01-2011

    I grew one of these down the allotment last year. I got 4 very large squash from one plant, but you had to keep checking the young fruit developing behind the flowers as they would start to rot quite quickly. Amazing looking things, harvested end of Oct, just eating now at the end of Jan. Made a vat of soup from just one squash and it had a smooth, creamy sort of taste. Will be making room for another plant this year, along with Harrier Squash and Potimarron as they're more prolific.

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