Summer Squash Seeds
Use light soil with a high organic content for most
successful culture. The summer varieties, nearly all of which
are bush growth, should be planted in hills 4’ apart each
way, while the winter or other runner varieties require
8-10’. When thinning, save only 3-4 plants per hill. You
can start plants early in peat pots indoors. As soon as
seedlings in the garden emerge from the soil, begin regular
dusting with recommended insecticides and fungicides to help
control Cucumber Beetle, Vine Borer and the spread of diseases
that affect squash.
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Summer Squash Recipes
1A312 Spacemiser Squash
One of the few squashes that can be sucessfully grown in
containers. F1 zucchini, for home garden, high yield in less
space, dark green, excellent flavor, 54 days.
IP118 Angel Hair Personal Sized Spaghetti Squash
(1.5-2 lbs.) This is a personal size Spaghetti Squash weighing only 1-1/2 to 2 pounds and making only 1-2 servings. It is sweet and flavorful. The fruit are egg shaped with a sunshine yellow color when ripe. Produces prolific yields of fruits, tolerates powdery mildew race 2, and has a long storage life. 88 days.
Heirloom. 50 days. This is one of the best flavored, most
tender and productive crooknecks. The fruit is medium-sized,
golden-yellow and warted. The flesh is creamy white and freezes
well. If the fruit is kept picked, the plants will produce over
a long season. Harvest when they are 6-7 inches long
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4BUR62 Burpee's Pic N Pick ( From Burpee Seed Co.
50 days. Golden yellow fruits have smooth, tender skin. Extremely productive; best
picked when 4-6" long. Burpee bred. Summer squash and zucchini ripen early and are
highly productive. The bush type plants take little space. After danger of frost, sow 3-4
seeds in groups 3-4' apart or sow 6" apart in rows, later thinning to 3' apart. Proven tops
for performance, flavor and wide adaptability. Sun.
TRM444 Georgia Candy Roaster
Much like the Banana squash, but these get even bigger, up to
60 lbs! The long cylindrical fruit has thin pink skin and
delicious orange flesh, is perfect for baking and pies. This
heirloom is productive and it keeps well! These are very
JF445 Sunbeam Hybrid
Bright yellow zucchini, cylindrical white striped, few spines, easy pick, 50 days.
Italian, light green to tan, 24+" long, harvest at any stage, rich flavor raw or grilled, vining, 80 days.
W142 Early Prolific Straightneck Bush
Heirloom. 42 days. AAS winner. This is the most productive
strain for home and market gardens with high quality fruit that
grows on a semi-bush with an open habit. The fruits are
uniform, lemon-yellow, club shaped and lightly warted with
firm, fine grained flesh. The quality remains good, even up to
1’ in length.
FB135 Pattypan Yellow Bush Scallop
(Yellow Pattypan), great flavor, harvest at 5", hardy, compact plant, fine for patio, 70 days.
FB136 Cocozelle Zucchini Bush
Compact Italian, 12" long cylinder, dark green with light green stripes, flesh green-white, tender, slice, fry, steam, fine for patio, 45 days.
FB137 Ronde de Nice Zucchini
Zucchini, French 4" round, compact bush for patio, green, extra tender, steam, sautee, or stuff, 52 days.
AW11 Caserta Zucchini
Zucchini, compact bush for patio, high yield, 16" long gray green, dark green stripes, extra tasty old time flavor, 65 days.
3336 Sweet Papaya Oriental Squash
This is one of the most popular Oriental squashes. Medium size (6" x 10") fruits are in
papaya shape, which have thin, smooth brown green skin with yellow stripes. Yellow
flesh is very sweet and delicious. The plant grows vigorously in warm cliamtes and can
bear up to 10-12 fruits per plant.
Z2820 Early White Bush Scallop
Pattypan, flat, scalloped, white-green rind, fine grain white flesh, 5", 2½ lbs, bake or fry, compact for patio, American Indian staple, 50 days.
Z2822 Patio Golden Zucchini
Zucchini, glossy golden yellow, cylindrical plant, compact bush habit, ideal for patio container, 52 days.
W143 Black Beauty Zucchini
Heirloom. 52 days. This is our most popular zucchini. An early,
very productive, bushy plant with an open habit. The blocky
fruits are dark green and 6-8” long at their best
quality. They turn almost black at maturity and are usable at
almost every stage. The flesh is delicious, creamy white,
tender and firm.
JF280 Asian Gold Hybrid
This hybrid winter squash is Asian type pumpkin with yellowish green and irregualr mosaic exterior Fruits in oblong shape are 7-8 Kg in weight when matured and organe yellow flesh is very sweet. Plants are very vigorous and good in fruit setting. Good quality Asian pumpkin. Very popular in subtropical and tropical Asia.
AW25 Japanese Tetsukabuto Hybrid
Tetsukabuto is well known and very popular in Japan. Fruits, about 5-6 pounds, are nearly round with dark green rind, slightly motted and ribbed. Yellow and thick flesh is very sweet and nutty flavor. Plants are very vigorous, tolerant to common diseases and excellent in fruit settings. This variety is also used as a rootstock of watermelon, melon and cucumber to prevent soil born diseases.
JF288 India Tinda
This unique squash is native to India, very popular in Indian and Pakistani cooking with curry and many gourmet dishes. Green colored, apple sized fruits are flatish round in shape and 2-3 ounces in weight. Plants are vigorous, productive and begin to bear fruits in 70 days after planting.