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Squash, Sunburst Hybrid

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Beautiful butter yellow patty pan fruit.

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Sunburst is a beautiful butter yellow scallop-type squash. Each fruit is accented with a small dark green ring. The mild, white flesh remains tender and firm. Best used when harvested and eaten at around 3" across. Ready to harvest 50-55 days after sowing.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Summer Scallop Gold

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

50 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

2-4 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36-48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-36 inches

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    Squash
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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How to Sow

  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
  • Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
  • Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Squash plants have both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest Summer Squash & Preserving

  • Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
  • To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
  • Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.

Harvest Winter Squash & Preserving

  • Wait to until the fruit has matured to harvest.
  • Fruit will have a dull skin that is too hard to pierce with your thumbnail.
  • To harvest, cut fruit from the vine with shears leaving a 2- 3 inch stem on each squash.
  • Allow winter squash to cure in the sun for a week to harden skin.
  • Store winter squash in a cool dry place.
Type
Summer Scallop Gold
Days To Maturity
50 days
Fruit Size
2-4 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
36-48 inches
Height
24-36 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
36 inches
Squash, Sunburst Hybrid is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to germinate these babies!!! I usually buy seedlings of my veggies for my garden in the spring, but couldn't find these plants anywhere local. I bought the seeds and out of ignorance, devised a low-maintenance method to germinate. Small starter pots, potting soil, plastic wrap and a rubber band. I soaked the seeds for 4 hours and planted with the pointy side down in the moistened soil, just barely covered by soil. Cut the plastic wrap so about 1" hung over the pot on all sides and placed outside in sun. Within 5-days they all sprouted. By the 7th day, I had to remove the rubber bands and plastic wrap, as the seedlings were pushing through the top. I'l transplant into my raised beds when the second level of leaves propagate. Probably at 4"-6" tall. Worth trying as these are the best tasting squash I've ever had. Enjoy!!!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Squash First year growing this variety. Germination rate near 100%. Have gotten a few squash so far - they've all been very uniform. Bright yellow and good flavor. Each plant currently has 3-4 immature squash. Plant looks just like any other summer squash plant. Will definitely grow these again.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scallop squash,sunburst hybrid Beautiful, very productive
Date published: 2011-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite This was my favorite from the pattypan mix. Cutworms left it alone. As a weekend gardener I found it impossible to consistently harvest at the correct size, but it was always delicious steamed or sautéed in a little olive oil, salt & pepper. This year I'll stagger 3 plantings 2 weeks apart for longest harvest.
Date published: 2010-11-28
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