Crook Neck Squash

Summer Squash

Yellow Crook Neck Squash grows on bush-type plants. They are prolific and easy to grow. The fruit can get quite large but is more tender and delicious when picked fairly young.

Summer Squash are popular and tasty gourd vegetables that are closely related to cucumbers, melons and pumpkins. From historical evidence, squash appear to be native to the Americas and an important vegetable in primitive agriculture.

Squash and pumpkin cultivation date back 9,000 years in Central America and Mexico. Native Americans grew Boston Marrows which is the oldest squash still in commercial production.

Flowers of both Zucchini and crook-neck are edible and the Zuni tribes of the Southwest used the blossoms in soups.

Summer squash differs from it’s winter cousin by growing on bushes instead of vines (like pumpkins) and summer squash is picked before the rind hardens and the fruit matures.

Size: 1204, #4

Spacing: Plant 36″ apart in 40″ rows.

Height: Grows 16″ to 20″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Squash can be harvested all summer long as long as you keep it picked to promote further production.

Tips: Plant when all threat of frost is gone.

Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit

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