Lebanese White Bush, organic seeds
A typical summer squash from the Middle East, the so-called Cousa squash, with a great taste. This old type of squash grows as a large shrub and provides up to 15 fruits per plant if it is harvested often. The fruits are short and thick, with a light green, white spotted, thin skin and a white, firm flesh. It tastes best when young, but retains its rich flavour even when it become larger. Very suitable for roasting. Fully grown and mature with a hard, straw-coloured shell, it keeps for several months and is excellent in soups and stews. A portion contains about 8 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Cucurbita pepo|
|Botanic family:||The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae|
|Days to maturity:||50|
|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|
SowingSeed 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.
SpacingBetween plants 40-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. In group planting: 3-4 plants/group and 120-150 cm between the groups.
HarvestAlways cut off the fruits when they are 10-20 cm long. They taste best when. Raw, cooked, fried, etc.
Seed1 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.