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Fortune Squash

Fortune Squash

SQ807

C. pepo 39 days. If you're looking for a huge payoff from a yellow straightneck squash, Fortune is the one for you. The smooth, yellow-skinned fruit have ivory flesh that's snappy and clean flavored. Unlike other summer squash varieties, these maintain a prime eating size of 6-7 inches long for an extended period. Uniform plants provide lots of leaf cover for protection from sunscald. Push aside the canopy of leaves and you'll find a wealth of gorgeous, bottle-shaped squash. In our trials we consistently find up to 10 fruit crowding each enthusiastic plant.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 9-13 seeds per gram.
  • SQ807/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.85

  • SQ807/P
  • 7 grams
  • $6.25

  • SQ807/B
  • 250 seeds
  • $11.95

  • SQ807C1
  • 500 seeds
  • $17.45

  • SQ807C2
  • 1M seeds
  • $29.65
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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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prolific as promised
Jul 11, 2018  |  By Tatiana
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This summer squash lived up to it's name this year (now that it finally had decent soil and full-sun exposure)! The two plants I have are huge: about 4 or 5 square feet and 3 feet tall. I'm picking at least one or more fruits each day and it's only the beginning of the season!
meh
Sep 28, 2017  |  By alex
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This Fortune squash didn't really work well for me. I had 3, and they continually had little fruits growing, but few made it large enough to be worth picking. They frequently either rotted at the end or just dropped off for no apparent reason. I know I live in a rainy area, but we had a record sunny and hot summer without rain! I watered it well, and they were growing in rich compost filled soil. Overall the squash we did pick tasted fine, but certainly not good enough to try this squash ever again.