Early Crook Neck Squash is a bright yellow summer squash that has long been known for its firm texture and creamy, buttery flavor.
How to Grow Early Summer Crook Neck Squash
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Days to Maturity: 54
- Hardiness Zone: 3- 12
- Soil ph: 5.8 to 6.8
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Depth: ½"
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 6'
- Pests/Diseases: Cucumber beetles, Squash bugs, and Vine borers. Powdery and Downy Mildew, Bacterial wilt and Phytophthora
- 1 oz.- Approximately 250 Seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 1,000 Seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 4,000 Seeds
Crook Neck squash is best when picked at a size of 4 to 5 inches. As they mature they begin to acquire a bumpy texture.