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Squash 'Sunbeam'

A pretty and tasty yellow striped courgette, excellent picked young for stir-fries and quick-frying. More
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Squash 'Sunbeam'

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A pretty and tasty yellow striped courgette, excellent picked young for stir-fries and quick-frying.

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.

Squash 'Sunbeam' was incorrectly advertised in our Seeds 2015 catalogue as a Pattypan courgette. The information shown here has now been corrected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Genus Cucurbita pepo
Variety Sunbeam
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Pattypan’ squash
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing 90cm (36in) apart in each direction
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed overnight and sow under cover March - early May. Sow seed vertically (to prevent it rotting), 2-3cm (1in) deep into a 9cm pot of compost. Plant out when have 5/6 leaves. Can be sown direct after last frosts up until June.
Care Tips Need rich, well-manured ground and plenty of watering in dry weather. Feed well with plenty of organic matter. Pick fruit regularly to prolong the harvest.
Harvesting July-October. Eat small as courgettes (15cm) or leave to mature as marrows.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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