SQUASH Summerpac Crookneck
Bush Summer Variety
This is an outstanding early variety of summer squash. Delicious tender fruits are easy to grow and quite prolific. Plants will bear butter yellow fruit continuously, when regularly harvested at 5 to 6 inches long. Can be used steamed, raw, baked or fried in great variety of recipes. Approximately 45 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly into the garden in May after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Plant seeds in hills, sowing seeds 4 inches apart, 6 to 8 seeds per hill. Cover seed with 1/2-inch of fine soil well firmed down.
SPACING: Leave about 3 to 4 feet between hills each way.
THINNING: When plants are about 4 inches tall carefully thin to 3 healthiest plants per hill.
GERMINATION: Approximately one to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Crookneck Summer Squash grow best in a well fertilized soil, kept moderately moist. Fruit is at its best when picked young. Carefully cut with sharp knife an inch above the fruit. Avoid over watering and continual use of high nitrogen fertilizer.