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Smooth Criminal Hybrid Summer Squash

Smooth stems mean you can harvest without being scratched

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Smooth Criminal Hybrid Summer Squash

Smooth stems mean you can harvest without being scratched

  • Bears fruit on a central stem
  • Easy to harvest
  • Upright growth habit
  • Smooth, spineless stems
  • Tender, pale squash with creamy white flesh
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Product Description

Yellow straightneck will be a favorite. Spineless, upright growth habit means harvesting is easy. Smooth vines mean your arms and hands won't get scratched. Tender, pale yellow squash has creamy white esh and is great grilled or sautéed or added to baked goods and casseroles.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo 'Smooth Criminal'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 48+ inches (indeterminate habit).
  • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 3 - 9 (Annual)
  • Spread: 36 inches.
  • Foliage: Typical summer squash foliage, medium green.
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days from seed, 35 days from transplant.
  • Yield: Produces very high yields.
  • Fruit: Yellow straightneck squash, slightly broader at the base than at the neck. Pale to medium yellow skin with creamy white flesh. Thin skin, tender texture. Best picked at 4-8 inches long.
  • Soil Preference: Light, well-fertilized soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Leaves/stems at base of plant can be removed as they deteriorate. No pruning is necessary.
  • Form: Upright, indeterminate.
  • Flowers: Large yellow flowers.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 20 seeds per packet.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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