Squash ? Early Summer Crookneck
One of the oldest varieties of squash, introduced to colonial gardeners in the early 1700Ís by the native Lenape people of the Delaware Valley.
Bush type plant considered the best summer squash by many gardeners. Pale yellow fruits known for their sweet buttery taste and firm texture. Harvest when young (6-8î) for best flavor. Fruits develop ïwartsÍ as they mature.
Plant seed outdoors after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier using CowPots and Vermont Compost Potting Soil. Traditionally planted in hills (a small circular group of 3 to 5 seeds). Can also be planted in rows or large pots. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil. Thin to allow each plant 2 square feet.
Germinates in 7-14 days depending on weather.
Keep fruits picked for continuous harvest.
Matures in 45 days.
Net weight 3.2 G (Estimated 35 seeds)
Bulk Heirloom Squash seed available.
250 Seeds/oz. Plant 1/2oz per 100ft row.
4lbs of Heirloom Squash seed needed per acre.
Average Heirloom Squash yield per acre -494 bushels.