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Characteristics: Annual vine
Seed per packet: 6
Stunning colour of fruit with a distinctive shape, each fruit of the Turk's Turban has its own cap on top making it a popular choice for ornamental autumn displays. Fruits have an excellent flavour for roasting, baking, as a steamed vegetable or used in soups. The Turk's Turban is also good for storage.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks