Yellow Crookneck

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is the cat among the ermines. A different a little later bush squash of darkly yellow, granular fruits shaped like skittles with bent neck. The flesh is firm and "˜buttery"™ of a taste all its own, the best tasting summer squash in the opinion of lots of people. Yellow Crookneck should be harvested at 15 cm. A portion contains about 8-10 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.


 

Product number:3545
Scientific name:Cucurbita pepo
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:60
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:pre-cultivate: april-june
Sowing depth:3 cm
Plant spacing:40-80 cm
Row spacing:90-130 cm
Germination time:6-10 days
Height:80 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July-September
Seeds/g:7-10 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Seed can be sown directly outdoors when the soil is thoroughly heated (min. 15°C). If the soil is cold, the seeds don't germinate, but rot. The safest way is to first plant indoors or in a hotbed. Sow about 3 cm deep in pots with 2-4 seeds in each, approx. 4 weeks before the expected planting out. Save 1-2 seedlings (in each pot) and allow them to be quite warm, bright and airy. Gradually get them used to the cooler environment outside, and plant out when the soil is warm and the danger of frost is over. Squash have sensitive roots, so be careful when planting.

Spacing

Between plants 40-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. In group planting: 3-4 plants/group and 120-150 cm between the groups.

Harvest

Always cut off the fruits when they are 10-20 cm long. They taste best when. Raw, cooked, fried, etc. 

Seed

About 14 seeds/g.
A portion contains 8-10 seeds.