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Canada Crookneck Squash

Cucurbita moschata 'Canada Crookneck'

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Canada Crookneck Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Canada Crookneck') at Roger's Gardens

Canada Crookneck Squash fruit

Canada Crookneck Squash fruit

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Winter Squash


A wonderful low maintenance, heirloom variety that produces long squashes with bulbous ends; tan exteriors lead to deep orange flesh with a sweet and nutty flavor; ends are perfect for stuffing and roasting, while necks are great in soups and stews

Edible Qualities

Canada Crookneck Squash is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces large tan long fruit with orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Canada Crookneck Squash will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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