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
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles
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:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
Fruit harvest season:
Late spring, summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising
Do the seeds require burying?