- Botanical Name
- Cucurbita maxima, C. moschata, C. pepo
- 18 to 36 inches
- 3 to 15 feet
- Mid to late summer: yellow, edible
- Many shapes, colors and sizes including acorn, spaghetti, hubbard, turban and butternut
- Full sun
- Moist, well-drained, warm
- Planting & Care
- Squash germinate best in warm soil temperatures of 70 F to 105 F
- Begin sowing when the soil has warmed to at least 70 F and all danger of frost has passed
- VINING: Sow 4 to 5 seeds per hill at a depth of 1 inch. Space hills 5 to 6 feet apart in rows 7 to 12 feet apart. Thin to 2 or 3 plants per hill.
- SEMI-VINING: Sow 4 to 5 seeds per hill at a depth of 1 inch. Space hills 5 to 6 feet apart in rows 8 feet apart. Thin to 2 plants per hill.
- BUSH: Sow 1 to 2 seeds per foot of row at a depth of 1 inch. Space rows 5 feet apart. Thin to 1 plant every 3 feet of row.
- Mulch the soil to suppress weeds and retail soil moisture
- Mounding some soil around the base of the plants will help discourage squash vine borers from laying eggs
- Squash bug, squash vine borer, striped cucumber beetle, bacterial wilt, powdery mildew, viral disease, scab
- Tay-Belle - acorn type, semi-bush, dark green fruit
- Pasta - yellowish cream fruit with good flavor
- Emerald Bush Buttercup - bush type
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