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Summer squash 'Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash'   

Cucurbita pepo

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Belonging to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita pepo 'Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash'), Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash is a variety of Summer squash. Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Cosmic latte and   Pastel orange.

Heirloom variety from Maryland

Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet), Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash grows with a vine-like habit.

United States is believed to be where Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash originates from.

Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash Summer squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.6 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash from seed

Presoak seeds.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash

As Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash

85-96 Days.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.