Summer Scallop Patty Pan Trio : Sunburst - Yellow, Peter Pan - Light Green, Starship - Dark Green. Color-coded seeds for 3 different pattypan squashes (Sunburst, Peter Pan and Starship Plant some of each seed for the trio mix and enjoy gourmet summer squash all summer. Pick small for eating whole or a little bigger to stuff. Don't forget to stuff and fry some squash blossoms as well. ** Don't water squash in the morning as that is when they get pollinated. Maturity 50 Days (approx. 24 seeds/pack)
Seeds are color coded with USDA food grade stain to distinguish varieties. Be sure to plant some of each for colorful harvests!
Pink seed = yellow Sunburst
Undyed seed = apple green Peter Pan
Green seed = dark green Starship
HARVEST AND USE: Harvest scallops when no more than 2 to 3 inches across for best flavor and tenderness. Frequent harvesting keeps plants producing tasty new squashes instead of maturing large, tough and pithy ones. Steam or stir fry the little pattypans and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs like chives, basil, finely snipped dill or lemon basil. Cook and toss all 3 jewel-toned squashes with freshly ground pepper, butter and grated Parmesan.
GROWING NOTES: Amend soil well before sowing with lots of aged manure or compost. Protect young seedlings from marauding birds by covering with green plastic berry baskets at planting time, removing when plants get crowded. Be sure to thin properly — you will have more productive, disease-free plants if seedlings have enough room to mature.