Chappan Kaddu also known as Indian summer squash and an annual vine plant that grows well in warm climates. Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) is Light green in color that is a small, round, and neutral-flavored vegetable. Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) is an unknown vegetable but its taste is unique and amazing that can easily grow in a container with little care. Buy the best quality Summer squash (light Green) Hybrid Seeds Online at the best price in India from www.organicbazar.net with a good germination rate.
About this item
- Number of Light Green Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) seeds: 15 Seeds
- Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
- Sowing season: Throughout the year (The best time is June To August)
- Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 0.5-1 inches deep in a Container, or Pots.
- Germination Time: 6 to 14 days from sowing
- Germination temperature: 15 to 30°C
- Harvesting: 2 to 3 month
- Plant vigor: strong plant
- Fruit Average weight: 200 to 250gms
What size grow bag is best for Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu)?
Summer Squash Growing Season In India
Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) is a warm-season vegetable and the best season for sowing squash seeds is mid-spring to summer (February-April). squash is commonly grown in warm climates as well as cool climates but Chappan kaddu or summer squash cannot tolerate very cold or extremely high temperatures.
How To Grow Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) At Home
The direct sowing method is best for planting summer squash in any container. The best size of pot/grow bag is 18-24 inches in height and width for faster growth of the summer squash (chappan kaddu) plant. The ideal temperature for sowing summer squash seeds is 21-30°C. Summer squash is a warm lover plant and it required sufficient water to grow, always check that the soil is not dried and keep the soil moist. Some varieties of summer squash are recommended for support; if you want grow squash vertically; then you need to provide support otherwise you can grow horizontally in the floor.
Summer Squash Seeds Sowing Method
Sown Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) seeds are about 0.5 to 1 inch deep and 2-to 3 inches apart in soil. Gently water the soil and keep the soil evenly moist till the seeds germinate. Seeds will take about 1-2 weeks to germinate in the best soil temperature 26℃. After seeds germination; thin your squash plant to a distance of 12-18 inches between each plant.
Best Fertilize For Summer Squash Plant
Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) is a fast-growing plant that needs fertilizer time to time. Apply slow-release organic fertilizers (vermicompost, cow manure, neem cake) once a month during flowering and fruiting period.
Chappan Kaddu or Summer Squash Plant Care Tips
Water – As Summer squash is a vine plant that needs 1 inch of daily water and soil should moist but avoid over watering.
Soil – Use well-drained and fertile soil with 6.0 to 7.5 PH for planting squash.
Sunlight – Dark Green Summer squash plants require 6-8 hours of full sunlight every day.
Temperature – Summer squash/Chappan Kaddu plant grows fast in temperature between 15-32℃.
Common pests and disease – Cucumber beetles, and squash bugs are the common pests found in summer squash plants. Bacterial wilt and blossom end rot and powdery mildew makes foliage white, stunted and wilted. Use organic pesticides and neem oil to avoid these insects and pests.
Summer Squash Plant Flowering Time And Pollination
After 30-45 days from seed sowing Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) starts flowering, the male flower appears first and the female will begin with a small fruit. Like all squash, Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) is also cross-pollinated; especially bees will pollinate the flowers.
Summer Squash Harvesting Time
- Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) will be ready for harvest in 60-80 days from sowing seeds.
- Best time to harvest when Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) is small (4-8 inches) that is very tasty and delicious.
- Picking Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) frequently can lead to produce more fruits.
- Cut the Summer squash from the vine with a sharp scissor.
Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) Plant Special Features
- Common name – Indian Summer Squash and Chappan Kaddu (In Hindi)
- Scientific name – Cucurbita Pepo
- Flower color – Green
- Plant Height – Up to 1-3 feet
Does Summer squash grow well in pots?
Yes, Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) can grow well in pots but make sure the size should be at least 18- 24 inches (wide and deep).
Why are my summer squash leaves turning yellow and dying?
Improper soil and deficiencies in manganese, sulfur or iron can causes yellowing and dying Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) leaves.
Why are my Summer Squash plants producing flowers but no fruit?
In case of lack of pollination, Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) plants do not produce fruit. To encourage natural pollination, you need to attract pollinators to the garden or hand-pollination also works.
Do Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) plants come back every year?
No, Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) is an annual plant as its natural lifecycle only lasts a season.
What can you not plant with summer squash?
Avoid planting Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) with all other vining plants like cucumber, pumpkin, and winter melon.
Do Summer squash like full sun?
Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) plants prefer full sunlight (6- 8 hours).
What are the signs of over-watering Summer Squash (Chappan Kaddu) plants?
Main sign of over-watered Summer squash plants are appearance of fungus, slow growth of plants, yellow leaves and fruits rot.
Should I water Summer squash every day?
Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) needs 1 inch of daily water and soil should moist but avoid over watering.
Why are my Summer squash seeds not germinating?
Summer squash (Chappan Kaddu) seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, over watering or under-watering.
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