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Squash Gem Vegetable Seeds
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Squash Gem Vegetable Seeds


  • Tasmania & NZ shipping excluded.
  • South African heirloom variety.
  • Grapefruit sized fruit.
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SQUASH ‘Gem’ Vegetable Seeds

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo

A South African favorite, this winter squash resembles a dark green, round cannonball. It produces up to 8 squash per vine and stores for up to 4 months if fully mature.

Plant Type: Vigorous annual trailing vine

Plant Height: 45 cm

Sow When:

  • Temperate: Spring to early summer
  • Subtropical: Spring, grow on a trellis to reduce fungal problems
  • Tropical: Unlikely to do well, very prone to powdery mildew

Germination: 7 – 10 days

Depth: 15 – 20 mm deep

Position: Full sun

Sow Where: Direct into garden bed, keep soil moist.

Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil, high in nitrogen, pH 6 – 7.5; add plenty of compost

Rows: Space ‘hills’ 1 m apart

Spacing: Sow 3 – 6 seeds and thin to the 2 – 3 strongest

Harvest: 90 – 100 days: younger ones can be harvested and eaten like zucchini

Additional information

Weight N/A

5 grams, 25 grams

Product Specifications

  • Variety: Gem Squash (heirloom).
  • Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo.
  • Open pollinated, no chemical treatment, non-GMO.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx. 10.
  • We do not ship to WA or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.