Summer Squash

Cavili Squash

Cavili Squash

SQ808

C. pepo 48 days. Is a lack of bee activity causing low squash yields? Cavili is a parthenocarpic summer squash that does not require bees for pollination. It was also the earliest to mature in our trials. The unique, creamy, lime green squash have a mild flavor and smooth texture. Best picked at 6-7 inches. This productive plant, with attractive silver-mottled leaves, has an upright, bush habit and bears loads of fruit.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 8-9 seeds per gram.
  • SQ808/S
  • 3 grams
  • $5.45

  • SQ808/P
  • 7 grams
  • $9.65

  • SQ808C250
  • 250 seeds
  • $28.85

  • SQ808C1
  • 1M
  • $52.25

  • SQ808C2
  • 5M
  • $95.75
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-85°F5-101-1 1/2"1-2/hill3-4/hill3-6'75%3-4 yearsSee belowMedium


Cucurbita spp. In the diverse family of squash are true nutritional powerhouses, encompassing a wide array of forms, flavors, colorations, and culinary applications. Squash are rich in the carotenoids necessary for vitamin A production and boast a wide complement of amino acids. While starchy, most of the carbohydrates in the fruit come from special polysaccharides, pectins, which have exhibited strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic, insulin-regulating properties.

Days to maturity are from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Fertile, well-drained soil gives best results
• Squash is a warm season crop, avoid planting too early; raised beds and plastic mulch help keep roots warm
• Squash are monoecious (bearing separate male and female flowers on the same plant) and require insect pollination
• Poor fruit set is often the result of inadequate pollination; plant bee attractant flowers

Direct Sowing
• Plant after frost danger when soil warms to 65°F
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Keep soil evenly moist but not wet as too much moisture causes seed to rot
• Bush varieties: sow 3-4 feet apart
• Vining varieties: sow 4-6 feet apart

Transplanting
• Start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date in 4 inch pots
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Spotted and striped cucumber beetles, vine borers and squash bugs
Insect control: Row covers and/or apply Pyrethrin
Moschata species are resistant to vine borer
Common diseases: See chart below; diseases vary by region
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
Summer squash: Harvest regularly when fruits are young to keep plants productive
Winter squash: Leave on vine until fully mature, rinds should be firm
• When winter squash is mature cut stem leaving 2-4 inches remaining, gently wash in sanitizing solution; 10 parts water to 1 part bleach
• For best results move winter squash to a warm dry area 80-90°F to cure; see each type (below) for curing requirements
• Store winter squash at 50-60°F with 50-75% relative humidity and good air circulation

Curing Requirements
Acorn: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Buttercup: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Butternut: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Delicata: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Hubbard: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Mini-Hubbard: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Spaghetti: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months

Seeds per gram
Acorn, Butternut, & Delicata: 9-16
Buttercup & Hubbard: 3-7
Green Summer: 4-11
Spaghetti: 4-7
Patty Pan: 7-10
Yellow Summer: 7-15
Zucchini: 5-8

KEY TO SQUASH DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
PM | Powdery Mildew
PRV | Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV* | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV | Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Love this Squash!
Aug 16, 2018  |  By Amy
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I LOVE this squash! It has been very productive, and the flavor and texture are great. Since this was the first year growing this variety for me, I decided to plant 3 plants just in case they didn't produce as well as I would like..... I'm now giving them away to neighbors and everyone at work! I get lots of comments about how beautiful they are, how good they taste, and how people have never seen a zucchini this color. I will definitely grow these again next year!
Outstanding production and flavor!
Jun 27, 2017  |  By Jackie Nixon-Fulton
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early, compact, very productive plants. The zuchinni have a really mild flavor and thin skin. My husband has never liked zuchinni and he loves this one. I will grow this again!
Follow up
Oct 25, 2014  |  By Ron
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It is the middle of October 2014 and this squash is still producing though not like it was during the summer. The leaves showed effects of powdery mildew early in the fall, but where that disease killed off my other squash, this one kept on going. I will keep planting this in my garden for many years. The flavor is very good also.
Great squash
Sep 7, 2012  |  By Ron
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I have grown this squash now for 2 years. Yield is incredible. I have never seen a male blossom on this plant, every bloom is female. There is a squash set at every leaf node, and the nodes are 1" apart. I estimate that the plant gets to about 3', so you are looking at around 36 squashes per plant. Best if you pick every day or every other day, they get large FAST!!!