Old favorite heirloom, one of the oldest types of squash, easy to grow
An old favorite heirloom, this is one of the oldest types of squash dating back to pre-Columbus times and has been popular ever since. Easy to grow and good tasting.Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo
Early Golden Summer Crookneck
The fruits of these varieties are long and slender with a hook in the neck, and generally are golden yellow in color. They are a fast growing crop under good growing conditions.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 50 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
These tender annuals originated in the tropics and can't stand cold weather or frost.
- 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
- 60°F - 90°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Don't plant out until the soil temperature is close to 70 degrees.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
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.
Summer Squash is a hungry and fast growing crop and needs a steady supply of nutrients.
- High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
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?
- Golden yellow
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Delicate fine textured flesh, thinned skinned sweet, nutty flavor.