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The price per 1000 seed is a fixed price for this number of seeds, while the quantity in weight may vary considerably between different seed lots. The number of seed per gram is counted for each seed lot individually. Seeds are measured according to weight and are not counted each time for every order. Therefore, the number of seed may vary and a ± difference of approx. 5% should be accepted with no compensation in any way due the technical circumstances.
JELITTO GOLD NUGGET SEED®
The minimum germination standard of GOLD NUGGET SEED® is >75%, respectively >88% under controlled conditions. Nevertheless, in order to obtain best possible results, we do recommend a multiplication factor of 2 or 3 when calculating seed requirements (3000 seeds for 1000 plants, 2-3 seeds per plant).
The three species of squash that we offer represent a wide variety of shapes and colours. Each will cross-pollinate readily within their species. For instance, all C. pepo will cross-pollinate with each other, but not with C. maxima or C. moschata. For people who want to save their seeds, this is a very important consideration. The fruits themselves will not be affected by cross pollination, but the seeds inside will be, so squash need to be grown in isolation from other members of their species if seed saving is the goal. Continue reading below for more information on how to grow squash from seed.
Sow seeds 2cm (1″) deep. Sow 3 seeds in each spot where you want a plant to grow, and thin to the strongest plant. Space summer squash 45-60cm (18-24″) apart in rows 90-120cm (36-48″) apart. Give winter squash and pumpkins even more room with a minimum of 90-120cm (36-48″) apart in rows 120-180cm (48-72″) apart.
Storage: Field-cure for 10 days in the sun, or cure indoors in a warm room for 4 or 5 days. To prevent mould sponge the skins with a solution of 10 parts water to 1 part chlorine bleach. Store at 10-15ºC (50-60ºF) with low humidity with good air circulation. Try on a shelf in the garage.
Drop seeds 12mm (half-inch) deep direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Allow 100cm (3ft) between rows and 40-50cm (16-20in) between clumps. When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves pinch out the growing tips to encourage growth of side shoots. Grow alongside a fence if space is limited. Keep plants well watered and prepare the soil well by adding organic material and or complete fertiliser.
A very tasty bush pumpkin! This popular variety will produce an excellent crop of medium sized pumpkins with bright orange flesh and is just right for smaller garden areas.
Spring and Summer.
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We hope you enjoy these vegetable seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s !
If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill’s will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.