Fruits in profusion, with mild flavor.
The crookneck yellow summer squashes are a day or two later than straightneck types, but incomparably better in quality. Harvest when fruits are 4"- 6".
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcurbita pepo
Start seeds indoors in flats or pots, up to a month before last frost date. Transplant 18" apart after frost past. Add lots of compost or decomposed manure. Mulch helps even out soil moisture, but where squash bugs are a problem, mulch will give them hiding places. Diatom dust on the stems and surrounding soil helps against them (if using, use drip watering or water in one spot only, to leave the dust in place). Harvest before heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1" stem.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 7-10/Harvest 17+/Yield 35-475/Spacing 15-18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates hot weather