Sweet Mama squash seeds form single long vines with almost no side shoots. Each plant produces 1.3kg (3 lb) fruits with dark green, hard skins over sweet, nutty, deep orange flesh. This AAS Winner has outstanding storage ability and flavour. Sweet Mama is sometimes called Japanese pumpkin. These are the squash most often used for tempura - thin slices are coated in batter and deep fried until just soft. It's a wonderful way to accentuate the natural sweetness of the fruits. Sweet Mama can be started indoors or direct sown. If direct sowing, be sure that the soil is nice and warm in late May or early June. Train the vine along a fence or up a trellis.
Pot Size: 3 inch pot