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Cucurbits: Squash and Cucumbers

With dozens of cucurbit vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what squash and cucumbers will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Patty Pan Summer Squash Shaped like Saucers
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Squash <em>&lsquo;Sunburst&rsquo;</em> F1

A yellow “Patty Pan” variety, this squash has vibrant butter-colored fruits, shaped like flying saucers. Large crops of flavorsome fruits are produced by this easily grown variety if regular harvesting is carried out.

Sow: Mid-spring to early summer
Harvest: Midsummer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun



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