Golden Scallop Pattypan

Many gardeners call this the flying saucer squash because of its unique shape.

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Golden Scallop Pattypan

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  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 2 to 4 inches is ideal; grow up to 7 inches in diameter
  • Matures: 49 to 54 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 to 48 inches apart
  • Plant size: 2 to 3 feet wide

Heirloom. You'll be planting a little fun when you tuck pattypan squash into the garden. The flavor is delicate and mild, similar to zucchini. This is a rare Native American squash type that predates Columbus.

Plants produce several dozen squash per plant. Pick after the color shifts from green to bright golden yellow, but while the squash are still small (2 to 4 inches) and tender. They can grow to 7 inches across but will become tough-skinned and pithy as they get bigger and older. Prepare as you would any squash: braise, grill, fry, oven-roast, or stuff. Plants have a semi-bush habit and can be grown in containers, but need large ones that are at least 20 to 24 inches across.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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