PlantsGourds, Squashes and Pumpkins→Patty Pan Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Sunburst')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 3'
Leaves: Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: Other: AAS winner


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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Nov 8, 2012 1:56 PM

Sunburst is a an early (50 day) bush scallop. It has a pronounced green blossom scar and with high temperatures will often be all green. Good yields an good flavor. Holds color better at high temps than the similar Sunbeam.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jan 6, 2014 3:16 PM

I got my young boys to eat squash by having them plant and harvest "flying saucers," which they were proud to do. It was helpful that this variety is also quite sweet and holds its flavor from baby size to 8" without losing tenderness. Vigorous 3-4' bush with high yields.

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