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Grow & Care - Winter Squash





Fast Facts




Light Requirements Full sun
Temperature Adaptations Very Tender - Plant about two weeks after average date of last spring frost when soil lis very warm.
Acidity (pH) Tolerance 6.8 to 5.5 pH
Salinity (Ec) Tolerance 3.2 to 4.7 depending on variety
How Pollinated Insects
Growth Habits Annual


Additional Information



Fertilizer Requirements

In spring, apply between 1 1/2 and 2 pounds of complete fertilizer (20-20-20) per 100 feet of row.

Side dress with a complete fertilizer mid-season to replace used nutrients.

Water Utilization

Water deeply when soil is dry. During fruit production, avoid large fluctuations in soil moisture to prevent blossom end rot.

Plant Development and Care

3.2 to 4.7 depending on variety

Germination Time (Days)

3 to 5 days at 70 to 80

Seed Germination and Temperature Range

3 to 5 days at 70 to 80

Common Fertilizer Deficiencies

None





Winter Squash

Tips

Best results with recommended varieties.

 

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