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Summer squash 'Golden Summer Crookneck'

Cucurbita pepo

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'Golden Summer Crookneck' is a Summer squash variety in the Cucurbita genus with a scientific name of Cucurbita pepo. Golden Summer Crookneck is a heirloom variety.

Golden Summer Crookneck (42 days)

Golden Summer Crookneck is a bush type plant produces copious yields of buttery-yellow squash with narrow curved neck. This squash is very tender and full of flavor. Golden summer turns deeper yellow as it matures. Best harvested when 8" long. Keep them picked and they will just keep coming. Extremely easy to grow. Golden Summer Crookneck is one of the earliest producing crookneck squash on the market that just keeps producing all summer long.

1937 Mc Fayden Seed Co. says…
“Of dwarf bushy habit; very productive; bears early and continues through the summer; of rich, golden yellow color, thickly warted and of excellent quality.”

1938 Abercrombie Seed Co. says…
“Most widely used Summer Squash; deep orange colour and a grand slicer.”

(from www.sustainableseedco.com)

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally grows to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Golden Summer Crookneck Summer squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Golden Summer Crookneck have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Golden Summer Crookneck

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Golden Summer Crookneck likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Golden Summer Crookneck is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Golden Summer Crookneck are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.6 and 7.5 as Golden Summer Crookneck likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Golden Summer Crookneck from seed

Sow 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Golden Summer Crookneck about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Golden Summer Crookneck

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Golden Summer Crookneck is a tender plant.

Harvesting Golden Summer Crookneck