Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
48-52 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
Bush
Hardiness
Tender

These tender annuals originated in the tropics and can't stand cold weather or frost.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Summer
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

These tender annuals originated in the tropics and love hot weather. They can't stand cold soil so don't plant them until it has warmed up (ideally to at least 70 degrees F). Use black plastic to warm the soil if necessary.

Outdoor Growing Temp
0°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
70°F

Don't plant out until the soil temperature is close to 70 degrees.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
High

The plants need an evenly moist soil for maximum productivity.

The best way to water Squash is with soaker hose, as wet foliage can easily lead to fungus diseases.

Feeder
Heavy

Summer Squash is a hungry and fast growing crop and needs a steady supply of nutrients.

Suitability
High heat, Needs lots of space
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Plant in a large pot with 12" depth. Be sure to provide the plants with ample fertilizer, like compost tea regularly. These hungry plants cannot search for their nutrient needs and will have to rely on you to provide them in order to produce decent size squash.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Butternut yellow, apple green, and dark green
Fruit Size
2.0-3.0"
Plant Height
24.0-36.0"
Plant Diameter
18.0-24.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Creamy, nutty and sweet.