Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Crookneck Squash Seeds. A truly North American squash, the Crooknecks were cultivated by indigenous peoples for centuries. This Crookneck was introduced in the 1700s. The small, open bushes are very prolific. The 4-8 oz golden yellow fruit has mild, sweet flesh.
FULL SUN – Plant in late spring after danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to a depth of 6 inches. Plant in hills 4 feet apart. When seedlings are 3 inches high, thin, leaving 4 plants per hill. Well-rotted manure or compost dug into the soil where the seeds are to be planted is highly beneficial.
- 2 g Seed Packet
- Summer Plant, Cucurbito pepo
- Plant 8 inches apart at 1 inch deep
- 7-10 Days to Germination
- Blossoms in 50 days
- Made in the USA
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.