10 seeds Popular in Mexico and south Texas, this squash is very much a gourd when it turns orange! it's eaten when its small. The vine can grow up to 20' long and put out as many as 12 per vine. if left to cure an dry through out the winter it can be made into a bird house! it's PM/DM resistant and will come up on its own if left out all winter. We found it to bitter for our taste but still fun to grow! 70-80 days
Tatume or Tatuma
- Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed to 65˚ to 75˚F. Sow one inch deep and space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and moist soil with plenty of organic matter.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife during hot weather — pods taste best when young and grow quickly past the stage of prime eating. Wear gloves and long sleeves for protection from spines.Green Thumb TipSow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.DIRECT SEED 2" ApartSEED DEPTH 1/2"THIN 6-8" Apart LIGHT Full Sun