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Lofthouse Landrace Crookneck

Lofthouse Landrace Crookneck

Regular price $3.75 Sale

Cucurbita pepo

Origin: Paradise, Utah

Improvement status: Landrace

Seeds per packet: ~22

Life cycle: Annual

Joseph Lofthouse’s favorite tasting summer squash. Squash shape and color have been kept consistent with the traditional crookneck phenotype, but Joseph has allowed plenty of diversity in other traits like leaf shape, inter-node length, and days-to-maturity, making for a resilient landrace population. Contains mostly bush types with a few percent semi-sprawling type vines.

GROWING TIPS: Plant after danger of frost is past. Succession plantings 3 weeks earlier, 3 weeks later, and 6 weeks later may extend the harvest. Direct seed or transplant starts. Plants could end up 4-5 feet apart.