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Squash Curcurbita

How to sow squash: Direct seed indoors or outdoors

Sun requirement for squash: Plant in Full Sun

Squash has been planted 15 times by Growstuff members.

Squash is a genus of herbaceous vines that have large edible orange flowers that mature into gourds or cucurbits. Squash are commonly divided into two main groups: summer and winter. Summer squash have shorter growing times, a bushy growth habit, tender skin, and are quite prolific. Common types include cucumbers, zucchini, and pattypan squash. Winter squash take longer to mature, have a more sprawling growth habit, and produce gourds with thicker skins that can be stored for a few months. Common winter squash are pumpkins, butternut squash, acorn, and delicata. Most squash transplant poorly. If starting from seed indoors, use peat pots that can be directly transplanted into the soil to reduce root disturbance. More growing information is available in individual species entries.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Companions

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Photos

Squash crops

Squash plantings

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Squash harvests

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Varieties

butternut squash

butternut squash

  Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita maxima

Cucurbita maxima

  Cucurbita maxima
kabocha

kabocha

  Cucurbita maxima
red kuri squash

red kuri squash

  Cucurbita maxima
turban squash

turban squash

  Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita moschata

Cucurbita moschata

  Cucurbita moschata
tromboncino

tromboncino

  Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo

Cucurbita pepo

  Cucurbita pepo
acorn squash

acorn squash

  Curcurbita pepo
Delicata squash

Delicata squash

  Cucurbita pepo var. pepo
gem squash

gem squash

  Cucurbita pepo
pattypan squash

pattypan squash

  Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata
pattypan squash

pattypan squash

  Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata
pumpkin

pumpkin

  Cucurbita spp.
crown pumpkin

crown pumpkin

  Cucurbita pepo
kamo kamo

kamo kamo

  Cucurbita pepo
spaghetti squash

spaghetti squash

  Cucurbita pepo var. fastigata
yellow crookneck squash

yellow crookneck squash

  Cucurbita pepo var. torticollia
yellow summer squash

yellow summer squash

  Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis
zucchini

zucchini

  Cucurbita pepo.
Japanese pie pumpkin

Japanese pie pumpkin

  Cucurbita argyosperma
seven year melon

seven year melon

  Cucurbita ficifolia

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What people are saying about squash

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