Squash - Delikates
This is an extremely appealing, tasty and versatile variety. The white, pie shaped fruits can be hollowed out and stuffed or sliced and used as courgettes. It is a highly productive variety with good resistance to Powdery Mildew.
Sow indoors, from March to May for surest results, 1.5cm deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, before planting out, May-June, 90cm apart, into well-drained, fertile soil, when frosts are over. Or, sow outdoors, during May for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 90cm between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest from September to November.