MEDALLION F1 HYBRID GEM SQUASH

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT QUALITY AND YIELD
  • BUSH-TYPE PLANT
  • BRIGHT YELLOW SKIN
  • VERY EARLY MATURING

Medallion is a yellow gem squash which is ideal for use as a baby vegetable. Medallion has a bush type plant and the plants are very strong and vigorous. It gives exceptional yields over a long growing period. The fruit is very attractive with a beautiful, bright yellow colour. The firmness of the fruit prevents it from scarring easily. First fruits are harvestable at about 40 – 45 days after transplant. Medallion can be used as a replacement for the yellow patty pan, which is well known in the South African market, as it has superior taste and the plants are much stronger, making it less susceptible to diseases.  It also presents very well when packed on a punnet together with the more familiar green baby gem.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

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CHARACTERISTIC: MEDALLION
KIND: F1 hybrid squash (Cucurbita pepo L.)
TYPE: Gem squash
MATURITY: 45 days
SEASON: Widely adapted for production after danger of frost has passed
PLANT TYPE: Bush
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval – globe
FRUIT COLOUR INTERNAL: Cream-yellow
EXTERNAL: Yellow
SHELF LIFE: Very Good
UNIFORMITY: Very good
PLANT SPACING GUIDE: 120 – 160 cm between rows x 35 – 50 cm in the row
POPULATION GUIDE: 15 000  – 18 000 final stand per ha
MARKET / END USE: Fresh market, processing and pre-pack
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very high yield potential and very early maturing