I started this “white bush scallop” squash from seed on May 13th, two weeks before the last frost date in my area. On May 27, I transplanted the best three seedlings and then thinned to only one a few weeks later. It should produce in only 50 days. I grew this plant in my 12-inch raised bed in an area about 32×40 inches. The first fruit was produced by mid-July and now there are several more to be harvested. The leaves are spilling over the bed but the foliage is green and untouched by disease, as of July 24th.
I often grow regular green zucchini and yellow summer squash but I wanted to try something “new” this year. I was intrigued by this heirloom variety that was grown by native Americans because its history can be traced back hundreds of years. It’s a beautiful and tasty fruit and I’ll definitely grow more next season.