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Old April 12, 2019   #31
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I have sown two kinds
1- green , bush , from my own saved seeds. If left too long on the bush , they can get real big. Then i compost them.
2- yellow , bush. This is straight not crooked neck. Seeds from Ferry Morse.
Thats all
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Old April 13, 2019   #32
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I have sown two kinds
1- green , bush , from my own saved seeds. If left too long on the bush , they can get real big. Then i compost them.
2- yellow , bush. This is straight not crooked neck. Seeds from Ferry Morse.
Thats all

Quite the detailed description, you have there.



Should I surmise that the green one is a "zucchini" type and the yellow one is a "neck" type?
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Old August 29, 2019   #33
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i thought i would wake up this thread.

my favorite yellow squash so far this year is golden scallop from sandhill preservation.
picked smaller, the flavor is excellent. the squash has a buttery flavor that almost doesn't need anything else on it. a dash of salt perhaps or real butter. just scrumptious.

ingot, also from sandhill is a good one, both taste wise, and productive.

i just had some of my shower head shaped squash, a cross of yellow crook neck, and i
would guess a yellow scallop squash i grew a number of years ago. picked small, they
have a buttery flavor similar golden scallop.
i will save seeds from this one and see what else develops.



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I grew early summer crookneck and Rugoso Friulana, as planned. Rugoso Friulana is delicious, and will be the only squash I grow next year. Thanks for the tip, Tormato!


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I have two five gallon buckets starting to grow 3 plants each of Dark Green Zucchini and Early Yellow Straightneck squash as of September 1. A different answer than I gave on page 1, but those were the seeds available locally a week ago, so that's what I'm growing. (Both taste wonderful)

Here's something different - 2 of the Dark Green Zucchini started out with helmet heads on 2 leafs. I don't remember squash doing that before. The helmet heads were easy to remove though.
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Old April 10, 2024   #36
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Moved to coastal NC and want to plant squash for this summer. Any suggestions? Anyone willing to trade seeds for pepper seeds? All tomatillo seeds germinated this year!
Prefer growing in large containers but great spots to plant in ground also.
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Old April 10, 2024   #37
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I grow Fordhook Zucchini because I can save the seeds. It is open pollinated. Of course I don't grow any other variety because they are subject to cross pollination.
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For yellow summer squash, it's hard to beat Early Summer Crookneck, an oldie but goodie. Delicious, sweet, and extraordinarily prolific -- but the vines grow all over the place, and the skin can be warty sometimes. Early Prolific Straightneck has been more temperamental for us and not as sweet. There seem to be a lot of excellent hybrid yellow crookneck squash out now that might be worth a try. For zucchini, my favorite is Spineless Beauty. Black Beauty and Contender are pretty good, too. Magda is a tasty cousa type. I haven't grown any of them in containers.
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For yellow summer squash, it's hard to beat Early Summer Crookneck, an oldie but goodie. Delicious, sweet, and extraordinarily prolific -- but the vines grow all over the place, and the skin can be warty sometimes. Early Prolific Straightneck has been more temperamental for us and not as sweet. There seem to be a lot of excellent hybrid yellow crookneck squash out now that might be worth a try. For zucchini, my favorite is Spineless Beauty. Black Beauty and Contender are pretty good, too. Magda is a tasty cousa type. I haven't grown any of them in containers.
I agree with you. We are eating the last of our Crookneck Winter Squash, and getting ready to plant our Summer Crookneck Squash Plants. They save families money, Amen!
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