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Sweet Dumpling produces a large numer of small fruits. Excellent for stuffing and baking individually. Received the RHS Award of Garden Merit trophy in trials. Matures when really small, only about 10 cm across.
The small, slightly flattened and ribbed pale skinned fruits are great for individual servings. The pale flesh is really tasty. One plant produces up to 15 fruits. Outstanding flavour. Why not cut the top off, scoop the seeds out, staff it with some meat and bake it in the oven, hmm... delicious.
Sow the Sweet Dumpling winter squash seeds from late March through April under glass for growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors. Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors, in a finely prepared bed, from late May.
Sow the Sweet Dumpling seeds 2 cm deep in 7.5 cm pots of good compost or in seed cells, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell, so you can save the stronger seedling.
Transplant the seedlings into bigger pots when large enough to handle.
Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-100 cm between plants. Prefer rich and well drained soil. \nReday to harvest when the fruit has reached about 100g in size. They can be left on the vine up to until November and stored in a frost free well ventilated place for up to 6 months.