Summer Type, Heavy Yield, Easy to Grow
Summer squash is a popular and prolific producer and grows on nonvining bushes. Zucchini squash in particular has many uses in salads and cooked dishes and freezes well.
- Seed Depth: 1-2 in.
- Row Spacing: 48 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 immature, about 6-8 inches long.
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