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Summer Squash - - Cucurbita pepo
Annual Heirloom. Uniform lemon-yellow lightly warted club-shaped fruits are best harvested at 4"-7" long. Firm fine-grained thick flesh, excellent quality, popular in Northeast and Northern areas. All American Selection winner in 1938.
Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70F. Use row covers to provide a physical barrier to many insects.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick squash when they are 4"-7" long to keep production high, and for best flavor.
Did You Know? The name squash is an abbreviation of the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, meaning "eaten raw or uncooked."
Soil Temperature: 70-95F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 6-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"
Days To Maturity: 42-56 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"-18"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 816
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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