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Summer squash 'Sunbeam'

Summer squash 'Sunbeam' is a pretty and tasty Pattypan courgette, excellent for stir-fries and quick-frying, cut into chunks or sliced with a mandolin. More
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Squash 'Sunbeam' is a pretty and tasty Pattypan courgette, excellent for stir-fries and quick-frying, cut into chunks or sliced with a mandolin.

I also love them blanched in stock and then, just softened, dressed in olive oil and a mix of green herbs. That's often how they eat pattypans and courgettes in Greece.

Genus Cucurbita pepo
Variety Sunbeam
Type Half-hardy Annual
Common Name Summer squash
Soil Type Fertile
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Spacing 90cm (36in) apart in each direction when the plants have 5-6 leaves.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed overnight and sow under cover from late March- April. Push seed, on its side (to prevent it rotting), 2-3cm deep into a 9cm pot of compost. Can be sown direct after last frosts, from May to June.
Care Tips Feed well with plenty of organic matter. Pick fruit regularly to prolong the harvest.
Harvesting Late June to October.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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