Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop (Organic)
Cucurbita pepo. Golden-Yellow. 60 days.
Bright golden-yellow patty pan squash with a delightful nutty flavor. Young fruit are nice & tender, larger fruit are firm & crunchy. Large bushy plants are quite productive. Unlike hybrid summer squash the fruits still taste great when picked “over-mature.” Perhaps the most amazing thing about this summer squash is its ability to store off the plant. We had a few fruits on our counter for over a month & they still cooked up perfectly delicious (we did have to scoop out a few seeds, though). Could this be a storage type summer squash? Or is it a dual purpose summer & winter-summer squash? Would be good to sow in spring with the winter squash & again mid-summer for a fall crop. A rare heritage French variety that makes us want to trial many more French varieties.
Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to mid-June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers & 3’ wide rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Squash plants are frost-sensitive & benefit from row cover to protect them from frost & insects while plants are young.
To save seed, let fruit mature on plant until they’re giant in autumn. Harvest fruit and scoop out seeds. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.