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Summer squash 'Yellow crookneck'  

Cucurbita pepo

  • 15 plantings
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  • 2 wanted
  • 25 stashed

Belonging to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita pepo 'Yellow crookneck'), Yellow crookneck is a variety of Summer squash. Yellow crookneck is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow.

C. pepo – 55 days. [Introduced about 1700.] Yields yellow, bulb-shaped fruit with a narrow, curved neck. Skin becomes bumpy and warted on large fruits. Best eaten when fruits are no longer than 6"". A consistently popular variety.

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

Yellow 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 Yellow crookneck have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Yellow crookneck

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Yellow crookneck likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Yellow crookneck is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Yellow crookneck are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Planting Yellow crookneck in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.6 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Yellow crookneck from seed

Aim to sow 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 2.97 feet (91.44 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Yellow crookneck about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Yellow crookneck

As Yellow crookneck is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Yellow crookneck

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Other Names for Summer squash 'Yellow crookneck'

Summer yellow crookneck, Summer crookneck, Early golden summer crookneck, Early summer crookneck