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Yellow Crookneck Squash Conventional & Organic

Yellow Crookneck Squash Conventional & Organic

SQ793

C. pepo 60 days. This old-time variety is also an all-time favorite. It wins hands down when it comes to sweet buttery flavor and firm texture. Vigorous 4-5 foot bushes will provide you with an abundance of bright yellow, warted, crookneck fruit. Delectable when 6 inches long or less.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 9-13 seeds per gram.
  • SQ793/S
  • 3 grams
  • $2.60

  • SQ793/L
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $2.95

  • SQ793/P
  • 7 grams
  • $3.95

  • SQ793/M
  • 7 grams Organic
  • $4.65

  • SQ793/B
  • 1 oz
  • $6.95

  • SQ793/N
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $8.25

  • SQ793C1
  • 1/4 lb
  • $12.60

  • SQ793C2
  • 1 lb
  • $27.95
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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/hill6-10'75%3-4 yearsListed by typeMedium


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. If transplanting, subtract 10 days.

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 4-5 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 with 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, & Sweet Meat: 4-6
Green Summer: 8-9
Spaghetti: 4-7
Patty Pan: 7-10
Yellow Summer: 9-13
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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Great taste, poor yields
Aug 20, 2015  |  By Stephan
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This is one of the best-tasting squash due to its dense flesh and buttery flavor. But I don't think I'll plant it again because it's not very productive. This year (in the Seattle area), the plant got huge but I only harvested about 10 squash before it succumbed to powdery mildew and I pulled it out. I've had similar results in different soil on different years.
whoops!
Sep 23, 2014  |  By Ivy
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Well these are great summer squash...but if you leave them too long and let the skins get tough...they actually double as a decent winter squash too. I baked the older, tough skinned ones when they became dark orange and they taste very much like butternut. Great squash for me! I tend to let it get ahead of me a little too often :)