Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash
Gorgeous and enormous—fruits weigh 10-20 pounds. Very easy to prepare since the seeds are all contained neatly in the bottom bulb of the fruit. Simply cut the long curved neck into rings and bake. Sweet dark orange flesh, excellent for pies or soups. Good keeper.
- 100-110 days
- Dark orange flesh is sweet
- Winter squash
- Long, curved necks
- Excellent for pies and soups
- Good keeper
This variety works for:
To prepare your squash, rinse the exterior and then cut in half and remove the seeds before baking, roasting, etc. You can simply remove the bottom bulb of this variety, which is where all of the seeds are stored.
Winter squash can be pureed and sweetened as an addition to breads, muffins, cakes and pies. Diced and roasted squash can be tossed in warm salads of grains and nuts or with sautéed kale.
Summer squash are best eaten when they are small and the seeds are immature. Sliced thinly, summer squash are used in gratins and savory pies or sautéed or breaded and fried.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun