Summer Crookneck Squash

Cucurbita pepo
Golden Summer Crookneck (42 days)

Golden Summer Crookneck is a bush type plant produces copious yields of buttery-yellow squash with narrow curved neck. This squash is very tender and full of flavor. Golden summer turns deeper yellow as it matures. Best harvested when 8″ long. Keep them picked and they will just keep coming.  Extremely easy to grow.  Golden Summer Crookneck is one of the earliest producing crookneck squash on the market that just keeps producing all summer long.

1937  Mc Fayden Seed Co. says…

“Of dwarf bushy habit; very productive; bears early and continues through the summer; of rich, golden yellow color, thickly warted and of excellent quality.”

Seed Planting Depth Seeds per ounce Germination Temperature Days to Germination Row Spacing Plant Spacing 100′ Row Yield Sun
1″ 90-110 75-90 3-10 48″ 24-36″ 100 lb. Full

Planting Tips For Heirloom Summer Squash Seeds:

Heirloom summer squash are warm weather crops, as the name implies and the germination temperature verifies.  Only plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees.  Mounding up small hills will create the right soil consistancy and allow the soil to warm quicker.  Mix in a shovelful of compost with handfulls of bone meal and wood ash to create the perfect soil environment for these heirloom seeds.

Plant 3-6 heirloom squash seeds per hill.  Once they have shown true leaves and grown in size, you should thin out to the 3 strongest plants.  Remember, harvest these summer squash continually in order to keep the plant producing.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Summer Squash:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

(source: Sustainable Seed Company)

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