Winter Squash - Turk’s Turban
Turk’s Turban is shaped rather like a cottage loaf. Despite its unusual and attractive fruits being highly ornamental and often used for harvest decorations, they are very good to eat.
Sow the seeds from April to May under glass, or mid-May to June outdoors. Sow seed on its edge to prevent rotting, 1.5cm deep in pots or trays, 2.5cm (1"") apart. Grow the seeds under glass at 20°C. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 90-100cm apart. Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station. Ready to harvest from September to October.