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Fordhook Summer Squash (57 Days)

Smooth, cylindrical, deep green almost black zucchini with flavorful ivory flesh. Generous crops are produced from the bushy plants. Harvest at 5-8” for the most tender crop.

20 seeds

PLANTING

Cucurbita pepo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

 

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    JM
    06/14/2018
    Judy M.
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    I got my garden in

    I got my garden in late due to travel and then leg problems. So I have very little to say about any of this because it’s not big enough yet.