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Squash Seed 'Rolet'

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Cucurbita maxima 'Rolet'

  • Summer Squash / Gem Squash.
  • Early maturing South African variety.
  • Cricket ball sized dark green (almost black) skinned fruits.
  • Gorgeously sweet orange flesh.

Supplied as a packet of 5 seeds.

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1 or more £2.25GBPGBP
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Pollinator Friendly

Originating from South Africa (where it is known as the Gem Squash), this is lovely variety of Summer squash that is both reliable and heavy cropping; each plant can produce fifteen, or even more, cricket ball sized fruits.

We like to train this variety to 'climb' and each year tie the sprawling plants in on bamboo cane archways to create an attractive feature.

As we say, the fruits of this variety are cricket ball sized - but that is not their only resemblance as the dark green (almost black) skin is also extremely thick and tough making them almost as hard as cricket balls! But don't let that thick skin put you off, a sharp knife will easily get through and it only goes to help protect these fruits that, although ready early in the Summer, will keep right through to Christmas.

The pale orange flesh has a lovely texture making it perfect for sautéing or roasting - and due to its high sugar content it caramelises beautifully. Of all the squashes this is probably the easiest and most reliable one there is - and one we really would recommend.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

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Detailed advice on how to plant and grow Sweetcorn, Squashes and Beans using the Three Sisters method.

How To Sow & Grow Courgettes, Marrows, Gourds, Pumpkins & Squashes
Detailed advice on sowing and growing courgettes, gourds, marrows, pumpkins and squashes - including advice on germination temperature and pollination.

How To Videos

How To Sow Pumpkins & Squashes (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to sow pumpkin and squash seeds.

General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

Magazine Articles

Get Your Kids Into Gardening
An article about encouraging children to garden written by Stephen Shirley that appeared in Grow Your Own magazine

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