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PlantFiles: Summer Squash-Crookneck
Cucurbita pepo 'Royal Knight'

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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: Royal Knight
Hybridized by Wendy Lou Jones; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

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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:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Light Green
Medium Green

Size:
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)
4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)

Habit:
Bush
Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Breeder's Line

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive wlj On May 5, 2005, wlj from Rochester, MN wrote:

Royal Knight Green Crookneck Squash

Can be eaten in both the immature and mature stages.

In its immature stage, it is medium green, tender outer skin, robust flavor.

In itís mature stage it has a dark green/black hard skin/shell that will allow you to keep it like a winter squash for a couple of months. Treat this mature squash the same way you would a winter squash when cooking.

Regional...

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

New Britain, Connecticut
Rochester, Minnesota



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