Growing Summer Crookneck Squash Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Other Names: Crookneck
- Days to Maturity: 58 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Row Spacing: 6’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 65-90℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Squash bugs, cucumber beetles
- Color: Yellow
- Flavor: Mild, buttery
Summer Crookneck Squash Growth Habits:
Plant Summer Crookneck Squash 1 inch below the surface of the soil when spring temperatures begin to warm. Squash will be ready to harvest in 58 days, and you can harvest every couple of days. Harvest yellow squash when it measures 5-6 inches. If you are harvesting squash blossoms, harvest in the morning.
Various Uses for Summer Crookneck Squash:
Yellow Crookneck summer squash is so versatile in the kitchen. This is a good thing because this plant is a producer. You can grate yellow squash and add to fritters and quick-breads. You peel into thin slices and use them as a pasta substitute. This quash variety is a very quick-cooking slice or diced and put into a stir fry as well.
Summer Crookneck Squash Benefits:
There are so many health benefits that squash provides the body. Summer Crookneck squash gets its yellow color from carotenoids. Carotenoids provide antioxidants that have some disease-busing powers. Lutein in squash helps prevent plaque from building up in arteries. Finally, the fiber in squash can aid in digestion.
Known for its buttery-sweet taste.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 400 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 1,500 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 6,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 30,000 Seeds