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Summer squash 'Sugar pie'   

Cucurbita pepo

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Sugar pie is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Summer squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo 'Sugar pie'. Sugar pie is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Painter yellow. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Lincoln green colour.

Considered as a winter squash

This is a very good squash for pumpkin pie. Grows on very strong vines that will climb a fence or spread through your garden.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Sugar pie normally grows with a spreading habit.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Sugar pie Summer squash is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sugar pie have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sugar pie

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Sugar pie is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

Growing Sugar pie from seed

Transplanting Sugar pie

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sugar pie is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sugar pie

Other Names for Summer squash 'Sugar pie'

New England sugar pie