Squash - Sunshine F1 Hybrid
This is an All America Selection Winner. Squash Sunshine is an aptly named 'Kabocha' type Squash with unique and attractive bright reddish-orange skin with thick, bright orange flesh. Squash Sunshine produces fruits about 1.5kg in weight, which have a sweet, nutty taste when eaten raw, baked or steamed.
Sow from April to May, 1cm deep in 7.5cm pots of free draining compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C 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 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, 9cm apart. Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun. Stores well for winter use.