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| Alicia’s Chilean Warted Squash |
Answered by: Ginny Cotterill
Question from: Donna
Posted on: September 27, 2012
My neighbor ordered Alicia’s Chilean Warted Melon seeds from you and wanted me to try and find out if there are any hints available for its planting. Can you help?
It is very exciting that your friend is interested in and purchased Alicia’s Chilean Warted Squash. Belonging to the SeedZoo group of seeds, it is a rare and unique vegetable. Please note that it is a Squash, and not a Melon, as misprinted in our catalogue. This plant is a member of the Cucurbita genus in the Cucurbitaceae family, which indicates that it should be treated like most pumpkins and squashes within the family. Here at Richters Herbs, we offer these suggestions for growing Alicia’s Chilean Warted Squash: For short season area, start seeds 3-4 weeks before last frost date in paper or peat pots. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has past. Avoid disturbing roots when planting out. Grow in well drained sandy loam with adequate moisture. Plant seeds or transplant 120cm/4’ apart in rows 200cm/7’. If your friend resides in an area with a long growing season, she may directly sow the seeds in the garden, in a sunny location.