When we visit Mama's parents in Nice, France, one of the first things we ask to eat are Petits Farcis Niçoise, vegetables stuffed with a meat and bread filling. These beautiful Ronde de Nice squash are a star of the Provençal dish.
The round squashes are quick to grow, often ready to harvest in as little as 50 days from sowing, and the plants produce abundant squashes so you'll have plenty to share!
We recommend harvesting these heirlooms when they are about the size of a baseball for normal squash dishes (grilled with olive oil and parsley) or about the size of a golf ball if you plan to stuff them for Petits Farcis Niçoise.
Origin: The parent seed of our Ronde de Nice squash came from the garden of a friend who is a neighbor of the kids’ grandparents in Nice, France.
(Approximately 20 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: Sow 3 seeds 1" deep on mounds 2-3ft apart in full sun after frost. Thin to 2 per mound when the plants have several leaves.