Squash, Strawberry Crown
- Brown, bicolor skin
- Flattened fruits grow to 6 pounds
- Winter squash
- 90 days
Squash, Strawberry Crown Description
(C. maxima) Mary Schultz of Monroe, Washington found this variety in Brazil in the late 1980s. She gave it to Glenn Drowns who introduced it to SSE in 1991. Beautiful brown bicolor squash with a blush of salmon at the crown. Fruits average 6 pounds. 90 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.
If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 3-6 feet apart and plant your seeds 1/2-1 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.