Summer Type, Patty Pan Type, Spicy, Nutty Flavor
Summer squash is a popular and prolific producer and grows on nonvining bushes. Scallop squash is an excellent complement to other summer squashes such as zucchini and straightneck.
- Seed Depth: 1-2 in.
- Row Spacing: 24 in.
- Seed Spacing: 2 in.
- Plant Spacing: 18 in.
- Days to Sprout: 7-14
- Days to Harvest: 50-60
Summer squash is a warm season vegetable. Plant in mid spring when soil warms.
Thin when plants are 2 inches high. Water deeply and regularly throughout the summer about 1 inch per week or more in hot areas. Mulch to discourage weeds and conserve moisture. Black plastic mulch is ideal for use on squash.
Harvest when fruit is small and greenish, before turning white.
For a real treat pick some open blossoms, dip in a batter and deep fry.
Low in fat and carbohydrate. Source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Magnesium.Growing Guide and Additional Tips