Early Summer Crookneck Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita pepo)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 42-60 Days
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Early Summer Crookneck Squash
These compact bush-type plants are prolific producers and will fill your garden with swan-necked fruit in shades of yellow that mature to a light orange. The skin of the fruit will be slightly warted, but when you cut it open you will find smooth creamy-white flesh. This rich flesh is gloriously sweet and buttery.
For optimal flavor, we recommend you pick your squash when it is 5-6" long.
Crookneck squash are a North American institution. Native Americans domesticated the Crookneck long before the Pilgrims stepped ashore. It was best used as a tender young squash and as a warty old rattle or seedstores.
It is used fresh, grilled, or cooked.
Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4' apart. Thin to the best 2-3 plants. Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.
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Planted this for the second time this year from seed. I am already seeing squash on it in less than one month. The first ones I grew this year were rather bland so I have amended my soil and am giving them a second chance. It just didn't have the flavor that I look forward to in a yellow squash.