SQUASH SUMMER CROOKNECK - SEED

SQUASH SUMMER CROOKNECK - SEED

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SQUASH SUMMER CROOKNECK

Description
Golden Crookneck Yellow Squash Seeds (Summer Type) 2220 Big, early yields of meaty, bright yellow fruits with a creamy white flesh and a distinctive crookneck. Pick when fruit are 15-20 cm (6-8″) in size for the best flavor. This squash is a very easy variety to grow! Strong bushy plants will grow in large containers such as half whisky barrels.

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.

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
7 to 10

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Vining

HEIGHT
Low to Medium (15 to 30 cm)(6" to 12")

FROST TOLERANCE
Killed by Frost

DAYS TO HARVEST
49

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Open Pollinated

FAMILY NAME
Cucurbitaceae

LATIN
Cucurbita pepo