Lofthouse Landrace Crookneck
Origin: Paradise, Utah
Improvement status: Landrace
Seeds per packet: ~22
Germination tested 11/2021: 100%
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.