Yellow skinned but nutty
A compact squash producing a heavy crop of small yellow-skinned fruits with a distinctive 'nutty' taste. Cut the fruit at 3.5cm (1½") diameter. Eat raw or lightly steamed. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.
Mini Veg variety - With our mini-vegetables even the smallest plot can yield a wealth of succulent, tasty produce. By sowing closely together in blocks or broad drills and cropping while young, you can fit far more into a small area.
Sow mid April-early May indoors, 1 seed per small pot. Advised minimum distances between rows 60cm (24") (plant when all frost risk has passed). Ideal distance between plants in the row 60cm (24"). Should be sown indoors mid April-May and planted out when danger of frost has passed.
Aftercare - Easy:True
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
RHS Award of Garden Merit:True
Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False
Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Half Hardy Annual:True
Special varieties have been chosen which are particularly suitable for eating at a young stage when they are quite small. Eat them raw in salads, lightly steamed or in stir-fry recipes. For best results you must ensure the soil is fertile and well prepared. Dig in garden compost or peat prior to sowing or planting and apply fertiliser between crops. HEALTH BENEFITS: High in vitamins A (For growth, healthy hair, skin, bones, teeth and eyes as well as resistance to respiratory infections), C (Anti-ageing, wound healing, decreasing blood cholesterol and prevention of infections. Assists the body in absorbing iron), and E (Antioxidant important for anti-ageing [particularly for skin]).