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Raven Summer Squash (F1 Hybrid 48 Days)

Quick, strong growth and open, clean plants for easy picking. Fits into a garden well without sprawling. Cylindrical fruit with tender skin is dark and glossy; full of flavor, raw or cooked. Kept producing to the end of the summer for us, while others withered away. 

20 seeds



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 the 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 the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the 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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Pamela T.
United States
I recommend this product

I thought this would be a good seed but it doesn't produce well. It is a pretty straight zucchini

Richard L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Always a plentiful harvest

For the last 4-5 years I have planted Raven Summer Squash and ALWAYS get an abundant number of beautiful squashes; this is in spite of the 100+ temperatures in the Panhandle of Texas. This year I will be using a 30% shade cover over my tomatoes and possibly squash to see if I can extend the growth even longer into the season. Never grown a better squash variety.

Pam W.
United States United States
Raven Summer Squash 2019

Very nice tasting squash

Chris C.
United States
Squash poking through

So far so good, and I was conservative this year because of late frosty nights. Wanted to protect the seedlings, and transferred them to the outside garden boxes. Should be squashy by end of June.

Margaret W.
United States
spring seed order

Still early spring here and all I can say at this point is that the tomato seedlings are doing great under their lights. I'll be happy to give you a review later in the year when the garden is up and producing. Thanks.