Ornamental Squash Strawberry Crown
Ornamental Squash ‘Strawberry Crown’
Small round grey-green pumpkins take on a strawberry-red hull as they ripen. Stems are a light tan and fruit has distinct white stripes down the sides. This productive variety is great for decorating and cooking.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 95 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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