Squash - Organic Crookneck (Jardins De L'ecoumene) Squash Heirloom Vegetable

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Squash - Organic Crookneck (Jardins De L'ecoumene) Squash Heirloom Vegetable


Beige in colour, it can grow up to 30 cm long and is easily recognisable by its hook-like curved stem. It is eaten as a salad or cooked.

This heirloom squash variety was commercialized in the US by Charles H. Hovey in 1834, although it is believed to have been cultivated by the Iroquois in Quebec since before 1700. Crookneck squash typically range from light yellow to 30 cm in length, featuring a curved, hook-like shape. It can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked and used in numerous dishes.

    • Approximately 100 days to maturity.
    • Full sun; protected from strong winds
    • The soil should be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
    • For an early start (late Mar) place a single seed side ways 1/2 in deep in seed compost in a 3 inch pot.
    • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature (preferably more to maximize germination rates) until germinated.
    • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
    • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
    • Once the plants start to fruit, feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer,
    • these are greedy plants.
    • Harvest at 5" - 6" long

    Indoor sowing date :
    Zones 3-4: 2nd sem. of May
    Zones 5-6: 1st sem. of May
    Direct sowing date outdoors:
    Zones 3-4: 3rd sem. of June
    Zones 5-6: 1st sem. of June
    Germination easy
    Sowing technique: Several seeds in the same hole
    Seed depth: Sowing 2-3 cm deep
    Germination days: 5-12 days
    Germination temperature: 26-32 °C
    Transplanting/gardening date:
    Areas 3-4: 3rd week of June
    Areas 5-6: 2nd week of June

    Distance between plants in the row: 90 cm 
    Distance between rows: 120 cm
    Average height: 30 cm
    Brightness: Sun
  •  Seed Count: 20