Kars Egg Squash

Cucurbita pepo

The cutest squash from the Kars region of Northern Turkey.

Fool your friends with an amazing egg lookalike that’s really a delicious squash! From the Kars region of Northern Turkey, this entirely vegan, mild-tasting squash should be harvested young: anywhere from the size of a robin’s egg to a duck’s egg. Modest in size, it can be grown in a larger container or on a trellis. Succession sow as you would zucchini to eat these scrumptious squash eggs all season. Introduced to us by Dr. Mehmet Öztan of Two Seeds in a Pod

 

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Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost or sow outdoors after last frost. Sow 2-3 more times at monthly intervals for fruit all season. Summer squash tolerates moderate soil fertility and dry conditions. Modest in size, Kars Egg could be grown in a larger container or on a trellis as they vine out. Harvest fruit when it is the size of an egg.

Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 50 days
Planting Depth 1"
Spacing in Row 24"
Spacing Between Rows 24"
Height at Maturity 12"
Width at Maturity 24"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Eric Losh. Working with acrylic paints and watercolor, Eric interpreted this variety by creating a night sky with constellations of the plant's forebearers. The watchful terrestrial eyes suggest the keen observation it takes to be a seed steward.

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