Ornamental Squash Musquee de Provence
Ornamental Squash ‘Musquee de Provence’
Over time, the dark green rind of this medium sized, deeply lobed pumpkin transforms into the most incredible warm chocolate-brown. Wonderful for eating and prized by chefs for baking, the flesh inside is a deep orange. One of our favorite long-lasting decorations as well.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 days
Plant spacing: 18-30”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Squash dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when direct sown. Plant seeds directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when fruit is fully mature and the stem attaching it to the vine begins to turn brown. Cut the stems with a knife or pruning shears rather than pulling fruits off the vine. Stems should be cut to 3-4 inches. If not used right away, cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
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