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Crookneck Squash, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Star'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Star
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Type:

Crookneck (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:

Yellow

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Cucumber mosaic virus (VMV)

Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 21, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Very smooth skin, vigorous plant with nice glossy semi-crookneck fruit, high yield potential with reduced spines indicating minimal fruit damage during harvest. Excellent disease package. Acceptable but does not perform as well here as Gentry or Delta.