Squash Muscade De Provence

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An Heirloom variety from Southern France producing large flat heavily lobed fruits (8kg) that ripen to a rich brown.120 days The flesh is deep orange, heavy with fine sweet flavour.

  • Seed Count: 30

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Squash Muscade De Provence

Squash Muscade De Provence. An Heirloom variety from Southern France producing large flat heavily lobed fruits (8kg) that ripen to a rich brown.120 days The flesh is deep orange, heavy with fine sweet flavour. Will store if allowed to fully mature into mid winter.

Cultivation Advice Squash Muscade De Provence

  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space.
  • Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run,
  • whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained.
  • For an early start (Mid / Late Apr)
  • place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot.
  • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature
  • (preferably more to maximise germination rates) until germinated,
  • so a propagator, well heated greenhouse or airing cupboard is ideal
  • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the fruits start to swell feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer,
  • these are greedy plants.
  • Limit larger fruiting varieties to 2-3 fruits (for giant pumpkins 1).