Tondo Chiaro di Nizza, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Yields spherical fruits that are very rich in flavour and perfect for baking in the oven. The peel which is quite thin is green with light spots. The fruits should be harvested at 10-15 cm for oven baking or small 3-5 cm boiled whole. Tondo di Nizza is more than 100 years old and a delicacy. A portion contains about 8 seeds.


 

Product number:3450
Scientific name:Cucurbita pepo
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:50
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:pre-cultivate: april-june
Sowing depth:3 cm
Plant spacing:40-80 cm
Row spacing:90-130 cm
Germination time:6-10 days
Height:80 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July-September
Seeds/g:7-10 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Seed can be sown directly outdoors when the soil is thoroughly heated (min. 15°C). If the soil is cold, the seeds don't germinate, but rot. The safest way is to first plant indoors or in a hotbed. Sow about 3 cm deep in pots with 2-4 seeds in each, approx. 4 weeks before the expected planting out. Save 1-2 seedlings (in each pot) and allow them to be quite warm, bright and airy. Gradually get them used to the cooler environment outside, and plant out when the soil is warm and the danger of frost is over. Squash have sensitive roots, so be careful when planting.

Spacing

Between plants 40-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. In group planting: 3-4 plants/group and 120-150 cm between the groups.

Harvest

Always cut off the fruits when they are 10-20 cm long. They taste best when. Raw, cooked, fried, etc. 

Seed

1 g has 7-10 seeds. A portion of about 1 g of gives at least five good plants in the greenhouse. For a 100 meters stretch of plants approx. 40g is needed.
A portion contains about 8 seeds.