Summer Squash
Cucurbita spp

Choose a location that has warm, well-drained and fertile soil. Work in plenty of organic matter and mulch to conserve moisture, as squash are heavy water consumers. Sow directly in the garden after threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced twenty four to thirty inches apart.

When laying out your garden, remember to consider the growing habits of the varieties that you are planting. Some bush-types are compact while some vining types require a tremendous amount of space. Harvest time will also vary by type.

Squash are typically categorized as summer or winter varieties. The immature fruits of summer varieties are eaten fresh, while the winter squash are harvested in late fall after they are mature and the skins have toughened, stored in a cool, dry location, and used into the winter.

When harvesting summer squash, don't wait! They grow fast and there is nothing to be gained, and much too lose, by allowing them to remain on the plant and grow to huge sizes. Three to six inches is the typical harvest size.

Unless otherwise noted on a variety's product page, each packet contains four grams. Seed counts vary by variety and are listed in the variety descriptions.
Click on variety's picture or name below for more information and quantity pricing options (where available).
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Ananashyi Zucchini Summer Squash
Very prolific, compact, bush-type plants with yellow fruits.
Benning's Green Tint Scallop Summer Squash
Beautiful "Patty Pan-type;" Fruits are a gray-green color, scallop-shaped.
Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash
Fruit are harvested at 6 to 8 inches by two inches and dark green.
Caserta Summer Squash
Early, bush-type, cylindrical, creamy flesh, skins that are light-green with dark-green stripes.
Cocozelle Zucchini Summer Squash
Bush-type with zucchini fruit, dark green striped in lighter green.
Dark Green Zucchini Summer Squash
The fruit are straight, smooth, mottled dark green.
Dwarf Summer Crookneck Squash
Bushes are very prolific and the fruits are smooth and light yellow.
Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash
The fruits taper towards the stem end and are a nice lemon yellow color.
Early White Bush Scallop (White Patty Pan) Summer Squash
Pale green to white, turning white as the pan-shaped, scalloped fruits mature.
Grey Zucchini Summer Squash
Bush-type plants with fruits are medium green flecked with gray.
Lemon Summer Squash
Its fruit are bright yellow and resemble lemons. Harvested when young, they are tender, delicious, tasty.
Lubnani Summer Squash
Early, bush-type, “the honeydew of squashes.”
Round Zucchini Summer Squash
A productive and interestingly shaped zucchini with a very mild taste.
Tatume Summer Squash
A popular staple in Southwestern and Mexican cooking.
Yellow Bush Scallop Summer Squash
Bush-type plants that produce nice yields of scallop-shaped fruits.

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