Golden Crookneck Summer Squash

Golden Crookneck Summer Squash

Regular price $2.45 $0.00 Unit price per
Cucurbita pepo. Open Pollinated. Heirloom.
  • Bush type summer squash grown by Native Americans before Columbus came to the Americas.
  • Golden yellow fruit with a narrow, curved neck.
  • White flesh, good flavor, pick at 8" for best quality, develops more warts on the skin as the fruit grows. 
  • Bushy plants produce one of the earliest crooknecks in summer and continues to produce all season. 
    Planting Directions:  Plant outdoors in spring after soil is thoroughly and consistently warm with soil temperature 70°  to 95° with 85° optimum for germination. Plant 4 to 6 seeds ½ to 1” deep in mounds about 3-6’ apart. To set out transplants start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost in sterile seed starting mix that is consistently kept at 70°-95° with 85° optimum. Transplant into garden when soil temperature is between 65° and 75°. Plant in well prepared soil that has been enriched with rich compost or general purpose garden fertilizer. Water thoroughly and often during growing season through harvest time. Summer squash is best picked small. To maintain production pick squash regularly.