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Cucurbita pepo 'Sweet Dumpling'


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Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (55201)

Plant details

Summer squashes are different to winter pumpkins and ornamental gourds, the fruit is usually soft-skinned, especially when young, and may be eaten raw or cooked. 'Sweet Dumpling' has white fruit with a green stripe. They grow to a diameter of 10cm (4in), have a sweet flesh but taste better baked.

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

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