Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling


Sweet Dumpling is a beautiful, yellow and green speckled Winter Squash which makes perfect individual portions

Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling Information

  • Your plants will arrive in a 65mm plug and will have at least one true leaf

  • Number of vegetable plant plugs in the box: 1
  • Latin name for Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling: Cucurbita maxima

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If you have ever looked at your squash and thought, ‘How am I going to get through that?’ then this is the squash for you! Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling can be used as an individual portion with all the sweetness and richness of the larger squashes. It is a pretty golden yellow acorn-shaped squash with speckled green ribs. Cut in half, stuffed and roasted it makes a sumptuous wintery centrepiece. It also is a lovely vegetable side-portion for a larger meal. You can even eat the skin so there is no need for fiddly peeling! Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling keeps well through the winter so when your plant produces masses of these little fruits, you will be able to enjoy them all through the cold months.

Planning your site

Cucurbits grow best outside in the full sun, so if you have the space then go for a large bed full or a raised bed, though they will grow well in large pots as well. Wherever you put them, they will want as much manure/ organic matter as you can give them.

Growing tips

All the Cucurbit family are quite resource hungry! They like lots of space (up to 1.5 metres if possible), lots of water and lots of organic matter when you plant them out. Having said that, they are surprisingly resislient and can tolerate a fair amount of neglect. You will be rewarded however, if you give them some TLC and generally keep an eye on them.

What to watch out for

Powdery Mildew, which appears as a white powdery deposit over the leaf surface and leaves. Cucumber mosaic virus which shows as a distinctive yellow mosaic patterning and Whitefly.

What to do when your plants arrive

  1. Unpack them. Your seedlings will arrive carefully packed in bio-degradable straw, cardboard and paper. They may look a little bit bedraggled from their journey. Don’t panic – this is totally normal and they should soon perk up. Please try and unpack your plants as soon as they arrive, as every extra hour they spend in the box will add to the stress of travelling to their new home.
  2. Give them a drink. Having spent a day or two in the post, your new plants will be thirsty! Stand them up in some fresh water for a few minutes to make sure their roots have been thoroughly soaked before planting.
  3. Plant them out into their forever home! Your plants can’t wait to get their roots into the soil. Plant them out according to the instructions that will have come in the box with them. Make sure you water them in well, and give them plenty to drink until their roots have had a chance to get settled.


As you well know, plants are unpredictable creatures and so is the British weather. As such, we reserve the right to substitute items in your order for an equivalent variety. To find out more about substitutions, please take a look at our terms and conditions.


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