With vines that are only 1 m (39″) long this AAS winner is a super compact squash ideal for pots or small gardens. Honey Baby is prized for its deliciously sweet, nutty flavour, semi bush growth habit and strong hybrid vigour. Each plant usually sets 8 or 9 light bulb or fat hour glass shaped fruit. Handy portion sized fruit is 15-17 cm (6-7″) long with a skin that ranges from warm orange to tan. Plants are resistant to powdery mildew.
How to Grow
10-12 seed/gram Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.