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'Sunburst' Squash - Summer
 
Sub-Category: Patti pan/Scallop
 
Description: Hybrid. Patti pan/scallop type. Compact plants bear 3-inch, round, scalloped, white-fleshed, glossy, bright-yellow fruit with green button on blossom end and . Best picked at 2 to 3 inches. All American Selection 1985.
AAS Winner in the year 1985
Days To Maturity: 50-55
Seed Sources: Henry Field's Seed and Nursery Co. - updated in 2013

 
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Yield: (4.8 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (5.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 05/17/2013 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Still a very good scallop. Sunbeam is its equal.
 

Reviewed on 08/05/2010 by OhioMG - An experienced gardener

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Huron, Ohio, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This squash combines beauty with taste and reliability. The fruit just glows on the plant, on the counter, or in a CSA basket. Very showy and tasty with a fine flesh that is mild and thus picks up flavors well. These have been healthy plants in an unhealthy year. It also looks lovely next to Benning's Green Tint!
 

Reviewed on 09/01/2008 by dabido - An experienced gardener

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Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Beautiful bright yellow squash with a delicious nutty flavor. Fruit can grow quite large if you let it get away from you. I like to pick small, around 2-3 inches wide. But the big ones are good too.
 
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Reviewed on 07/21/2008 by Booberry85 - An intermediate gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I'm having a lot of fun growing these this year. Easy! Just put the seed in the ground. No need to do anything else. I have two plants that are producing 4-5 squashes a week. No signs of disease on the plants either. The squashes are a convenient size for 1-2 servings.
 

Reviewed on 01/13/2008 by Suz - An experienced gardener

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Dutchess, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Summer squash are really one of the easiest plants to grow for me. Just plant the seeds, leave enough space, and let them grow. This plant stayed fairly compact, and was prolific up until frost. I preferred to eat the fruit when it was fairly small, say 1"-2" in diameter. The only problem with that is you must be vigilant about watching the plant, as the fruit double in size in about a day.
 
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Reviewed on 05/12/2006 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The best of the bush scallops. Prolific
 




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