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Smooth Criminal Summer Squash Seeds

Smooth Criminal Summer Squash Seeds

Versatile Culinary Hero

Smooth Criminal Summer Squash is a cultivar originating in the United States, cherished for its exceptional attributes and culinary versatility. The plant exhibits a bushy growth habit with broad, vibrant green leaves and produces an abundant yield of slender, cylindrical fruits. These squash typically reach 6-8 inches in length and boast a glossy, smooth, and dark green skin, reflecting its intriguing name.

Known for its delicate and mildly sweet flavor, Smooth Criminal Summer Squash offers a tender and creamy flesh. This taste profile makes it an ideal ingredient for various culinary applications. Whether grilled, sautéed, baked, or used fresh in salads, this squash maintains its tenderness and flavor, enhancing a multitude of dishes.

Planting Smooth Criminal Summer Squash from seed requires well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. It thrives in full sunlight, so select a location that receives ample sunlight throughout the day. When the soil temperature reaches approximately 60°F (15°C), sow the seeds directly into the ground, planting them around 1 inch deep and spacing them about 2-3 feet apart to accommodate their bushy growth.

Consistent moisture is vital for optimal growth, but ensure the soil isn’t waterlogged. Regular harvesting encourages continual fruit production, ensuring a steady supply throughout the growing season. Smooth Criminal Summer Squash, with its appealing appearance and versatile culinary uses, remains a prized addition to any garden.

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Description

Smooth Criminal Summer Squash is a cultivar originating in the United States, cherished for its exceptional attributes and culinary versatility. The plant exhibits a bushy growth habit with broad, vibrant green leaves and produces an abundant yield of slender, cylindrical fruits. These squash typically reach 6-8 inches in length and boast a glossy, smooth, and dark green skin, reflecting its intriguing name.

Known for its delicate and mildly sweet flavor, Smooth Criminal Summer Squash offers a tender and creamy flesh. This taste profile makes it an ideal ingredient for various culinary applications. Whether grilled, sautéed, baked, or used fresh in salads, this squash maintains its tenderness and flavor, enhancing a multitude of dishes.

Planting Smooth Criminal Summer Squash from seed requires well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. It thrives in full sunlight, so select a location that receives ample sunlight throughout the day. When the soil temperature reaches approximately 60°F (15°C), sow the seeds directly into the ground, planting them around 1 inch deep and spacing them about 2-3 feet apart to accommodate their bushy growth.

Consistent moisture is vital for optimal growth, but ensure the soil isn’t waterlogged. Regular harvesting encourages continual fruit production, ensuring a steady supply throughout the growing season. Smooth Criminal Summer Squash, with its appealing appearance and versatile culinary uses, remains a prized addition to any garden.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

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 70°F. Use row covers to provide a physical barrier to insects.

Harvesting & Storage: Pick squash when they are 4"-7" long to keep production high, and for best flavor.

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