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Cucurbita pepo 'Sweet Dumpling'

Winter squash

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Plant type


Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Cucurbita pepo 'Sweet Dumpling'

Plant details

Pumpkins and winter squashes are easy to grow and bear fruit that can be stored for winter use. The sweet-tasting squashes may be roasted, as well as used in pies and soups. There's a wide variety of pumpkins and winter squashes to choose from – all have distinctive flavours and colours, and come in a range of shapes and sizes.

'Sweet Dumpling' is a particularly ornamental variety, bearing green-striped white fruits up to 10cm (4in) in diameter. The fruits have a sweet-tasting flesh, which is enhanced by roasting and baking. They store well into winter.

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Cucurbita

Species: pepo

Cultivar: Sweet Dumpling

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: July to August

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