Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop (Organic)
Cucurbita pepo. Golden-Yellow. 60 days.
Bright golden-Bright golden-yellow patty pan squash with a delightful nutty flavor. Young fruit are nice and tender, larger fruit are firm and crunchy. Large bushy plants are quite productive. Unlike hybrid summer squash, the fruit still tastes great when picked overmature. Perhaps the most amazing thing about this summer squash is its ability to store off the plant. We had a few fruit on our counter for over a month and 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 and winter squash? Would be good to sow in spring with the winter squash and again mid-summer for a fall crop. A rare heritage French variety that makes us want to trial many more French varieties.
Seed produced by Persephone Farm in Lebanon, Oregon.
Sow indoors in 2-4” pots May through mid-June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 3’ wide rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Young plants are sensitive, we recommend row cover to protect from frost and insects.
To save seed, let fruit mature on plant until autumn when they’re giant. Harvest and scoop out seeds. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.