SQ713A - Yellow Crookneck Organic
C. pepo. An old-time heirloom variety. Yellow Crookneck Organic zucchini seeds produce creamy yellow 13-15cm (5-6") fruits. As the fruits mature, they turn a darker yellow, almost orange, and develop their distinctive curved neck, warty skin, and really excellent flavour. The flesh is creamy white, sweet, and mild tasting. Yellow Crookneck is an open bush plant that is most productive once the night time temperatures have warmed up in summer. Once August arrives, the plants start producing fruits like a factory. This variety was already in cultivation when Columbus arrived in the Americas, so it is not just an heirloom, but quite ancient.
Matures in 75 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
- Slightly warted, curved neck with excellent flavour
- Creamy yellow 13-15cm (5-6") fruits
- Most productive once night time temperatures have warmed
- Open-pollinated seeds
- Matures in 75 days
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How To Grow
The three species of squash that we offer represent a wide variety of shapes and colours. Each will cross-pollinate readily within their species. For instance, all C. pepo will cross-pollinate with each other, but not with C. maxima or C. moschata. For people who want to save their seeds, this is a very important consideration. The fruits themselves will not be affected by cross pollination, but the seeds inside will be, so squash need to be grown in isolation from other members of their species if seed saving is the goal. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Squash from seeds Guide and grow food.