Canada Crookneck Squash
Delicious, uninterrupted stretches of pure squash flesh.
These long-necked butternut-type squash boast glorious, uninterrupted stretches of pure squash flesh: sweet, tender, golden orange, ambrosial. Just chop into lengths, split in half, and roast. The curving necks also add lots of interest to the garden.
Canada Crooklneck is part of Slow Foods US Ark of Taste, a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting, sowing, and growing Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.
|30 Seeds||$3.50||Out of Stock|
|90 Seeds||$6.50||Out of Stock|
Direct sow after frost, or start indoors 2-3 weeks earlier. Transplant in hills spaced 6' apart, 3 plants per hill, or in rows 36" apart. Plants can grow 6' or more, so give plenty of space to take over. Mulch early to help suppress weeds. Harvest when squash are buff colored with no trace of green. Cure in a dry, warm place for a week or so, then store in a cool, dry, dark place.
|Days to Germination||5 to 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||90 days|
|Planting Depth||1 inch|
|Spacing in Row||24-36 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||60-72 inches|
|Height at Maturity||72 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|