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Ornamental Squash

Ornamental Squash

Shenot, 'Crowns of Thorn'

Article number: 94756A1,50 € Incl VAT3 € Incl VAT
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Fun, fast-growing ornamental gourd. Can grow against a trellis, on the ground or on compost. The yellow flowers are succeeded by crown-like pumpkins in orange, green and white. Grown for decoration, not edible. Best grown in nutrient-rich, humus-rich soil in a warm spot. Water well.
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Latin name
Cucurbita pepo
Plant height
200 cm
Life span
1 year
Dried flowers
Pre-cultivation/Direct sown
Sufficient for
15-18 plants
Plant placement
Plant spacing
100 cm
Row spacing
100 cm
Sowing depth
2 cm
April - May
Direct seed
May - June
Harvest time
August - October
Fill the pot with 2/3 fertilised compost and top with 1/3 seed compost. Sow 1 seed/pot. Keep moist. Keep warm during germination, preferably at 30°C, then at room temperature. Water and fertilise. Transplant outside after frost.
When the soil is at least 15°C. Water the area before sowing. Keep seeds moist until germination.