Squash Yellow Bush
Squash Yellow Bush is delicate and tender when young, growing to a more mature yet still mild flavour when full sized. This is one of the larger patty-pan varieties, reaching upwards of 16cm across in excellent soils and weather. Golden-yellow fruits with an attractive scalloped edge are easy to see in the dark green foliage.
Patty-pan squash are fast maturing, making them an excellent choice. These can be planted a bit later than winter pumpkins and still produce a sizable harvest.
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that.
Spacing – 60cm (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.