White Bush Lebanese Summer Squash Seed
These White Bush Lebanese summer squash seed grow some of the most healthy and vigorous bushes I have ever seen in a summer squash. (50 days) Open pollinated/heirloom.
Cream-colored, oblong fruits are tasty and mild; good fried or baked; harvest when 7 inches long. Rare Lebanese variety. You get about 15 fruits per bush and you can pick them young for frying or let them grow up a bit for stuffing.
The flesh is firm without being watery, has a thin skin so market farmers be gentle. The flavor is scrumptious! My best way to eat them is slice up 1 inch pieces, brush with olive or coconut oil and grill, them top them with fresh diced basil.
30 seeds to a pack. 92% germination. it helps to soak these seeds in water overnight before you plant them.
Culture: Tender, will not survive frost. Sow in hills 4' apart, 5 seeds/hill. Thin to 2?3 best plants. Floating row covers, especially when used in low tunnels, provide extra heat and can hasten maturity by 1 to 2 weeks.
Male blossoms typically precede females by about a week. Females have a bulge at the base of the blossom, an early stage of the fruit forming. In early summer, a combination of cool, cloudy weather and declining bee populations may result in poor pollination causing low yields.
Make succession plantings to ensure harvest through the entire frost-free season, insurance against powdery mildew and other diseases tiring old plants. Minimum germination temperature 60°, optimal temperature range 70?90°, optimal temperature 85°.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Taste: Unless you want to stuff them, for best flavor pick squash when they are small. Squash blossoms are a delicacy. Harvest male blossoms when fully open for salads or stuffing. Don't pick them all at once because you may not get squash at all!