Patty Pan ‘Sunburst’ is an easy-to-grow prolific summer squash. Plants grow lots of butter yellow scallop squashes on compact bushy plants. Squashes are best picked small and young when about 5-8cm across and are shaped like a scallop shell, hence the name. They have fine-grained firm white flesh, soft skin and a good flavour. The fruits are eaten raw or cooked, similar to baby courgettes. Patty Pan Squashes are traditionally grown in Italy, and many South Africans will also be familiar with them.
Patty Pan ‘Sunburst’grows well in a warm sunny place in rich well drained soil. Plants can be grown in large containers. They have a bush habit, growing 60-90cm in height and do not need support. You can start picking from end of June onwards into autumn.
Pack of 10 seeds. Sow indoors in spring or sow directly into the ground in late May/early June. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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