Growing Crookneck Squash

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Cucurbita moschata

Growing Crookneck Squash Organic Gardening Fact Sheet

Seed

 

Crookneck Squash

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 250
Ounces per square foot: 0.005
Minimum legal germination rate: 75%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds

 

Notes
Crookneck Squash (Summer squash) is easy to grow and are prolific producers. Crookneck Squash is a member of the cucurbit family of vegetables, which also includes Pumpkins and Cucumbers.

Crookneck Squash are large, bushy plants. The fruit is harvested when they are immature and have soft skins. Their Fruit can be stored for 1 to 2 weeks.

 

Planting

   
In garden spacing (inches): 15  
In flat spacing (inches): 2  
Planting depth (inches): 1
Maximum number of plants per square foot: .8
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder
   

Harvest

 

Days to maturity: 70
Harvesting period (days): 119
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .3
   
     

Cultural

Diseases: Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Bacterial Wilt, Blossom-End Rot, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Gummy Stem Blight, Powdery Mildew.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Bean Aphid, Green Peach Aphid, Pickleworm, Spider Mites, Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Squash Bug, Squash Vine Borer, Striped Cucumber Beetle
   

Varieties

Amberpic, Early Golden Summer, Early Prolific, Early Summer, Goldbar Squash

 

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