«Malachite» - Organic Squash Seeds
Early rippe variety. From germination to fruiting 48-50 days. The plant is bushy, branching. Disc-like fruits with jagged edges, malachite color, weighing 300-400 grams. On one plant 10-20 fruits ripen.
Heirloom Squash «Malachite»Early variety. From germination to fruiting 48-50 days. The plant is bushy, branching. Disc-like fruits with jagged edges, malachite color, weighing 300-400 grams. On one plant 10-20 fruits ripen.
How to growSquash need plenty of sun and good drainage, and they love wrapping their roots around bits of decomposing leaves or other compost. Prepare the ground for squash by mixing in a 3-inch layer of compost along with a timed-release or organic fertilizer at the rate recommended on the label. Squash are usually big plants, so space plants at least 3 to 6 feet apart (follow directions on the stick tag).
A light mulch is sufficient because squash leaves are so broad and dense that mature plants minimize weeds and provide cooling shade. When setting out squash seedlings in sunny weather, you may cover them with an upside-down flowerpot or other shade cover for a couple of days after transplanting to help prevent wilting.
Squash bears both male and female flowers. The female flowers are easy to identify by looking for a tiny squash below the blossoms. Male flowers, which often begin to show up a week or two before the female flowers, sit directly on the stem.
To help female flowers develop into squash, bees and other small insects pay numerous visits, leaving behind trails of pollen brought from male blossoms. Male flowers often drop to the ground at the end of their life; don’t be alarmed, as this is normal.