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Crookneck Squash, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Sundance'

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

Crookneck (summer)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Yellow

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV)

Cucumber mosaic virus (VMV)

Watermelon Mosaic Virus (WMR)

Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

New Britain, Connecticut

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 23, 2006, dlnevins from Omaha, NE wrote:

Currently my favorite yellow summer squash. A reasonably compact plant (as summer squash goes), and extremely productive. Thin-skinned and delicious, with a smooth, almost creamy texture.

Positive

On May 27, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid yellow crookneck. Performs well here.