Squash: Summer OP

Growing Tips

Planting

Direct seed into field. Plant ½” - ¾” deep. Row spacing should range from 36” - 60” apart. In row spacing ranges from 18” - 24”.
Management
Scout fields every 7 days. Inspect for weeds, insect, and disease infestation. 

Harvest

Harvest every other day. Fruit should be 7 - 8” in length and 1 - 2½” in diameter. Another way to determine harvestablity is to harvest when blossom has wilted. 

Storage

Store at 40 - 50ºF and at 95% humidity.

Herbicide Caution

Some pre-emergence herbicides can and will cause distortions in squash and pumpkins, especially the species with the corky stems. It also has been noticed in hardstem varieties. These distortions may show up in both color or shape.