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PlantFiles: Summer Squash-Crookneck
Cucurbita pepo 'Fancycrook'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fancycrook
Hybridized by Jim Waltrip.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

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Type:
Crookneck (summer)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:
Yellow

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Feb 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 43 day crook neck with the precocious yellow gene from Seminis. I am trialing this one this year.
6-10 -05 Beginning to produce. Not as early as touted, Dixie was a couple days ahead, but otherwise seem quite satisfactory. Still prefer Horn of Plenty.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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