Ornamental Squash Valenciano
Ornamental Squash ‘Valenciano’
Of all the white pumpkins we’ve trialed, this is by far our favorite. These small flat pumpkins have a smokey-grey cast to their skin, giving them a luminous quality. In addition to making beautiful decorations they are great for baking.
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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