How to grow Yellow summer squash

Yellow summer squash growing herbaceous of the genus Cucurbita also known as straightneck squash. Yellow summer squash annual plant grows as shrub, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Flowers edible, yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little fruits, and male flower are smaller

Yellow summer squash fruit

Fruit picked up when it’s unripe before it’s fully grown the peel is yellow, fruit size: 8 to 10 inches, the shape oval, inside the fruit is light yellow-green.

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Requirements for Yellow summer squash growing and care:

Not watering on the leaves or the fruits

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die, summer rain can cause disease

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
No need. But possible all the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them

Size of the plant?
0.3-1 m, 12-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Flowers are edible, yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little fruits, and male flower are smaller

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand poination

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Late spring, summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Yellow summer squash fruits?
Grilling, stir fry, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
50-80 days

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:

Planting spacing:
20-40 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-14 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Cucurbita pepo

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone