ADA Accessibile AddThis Widget
MU Extension near you

Page: « First    ‹ Previous    Next ›    Last »


Vegetable Planting Calendar

Squash, summer

Winter squash
  • Plant squash in a well-drained area of the garden. Mulching will improve the yield and quality of squash.
  • Use yellow sticky traps to monitor for cucumber beetles.
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 2 to 3 hills
  • 0.5 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 48 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 60 inches
  • 48 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 80 to 90 days from planting to eating stage
  • 260 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 11 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For summer squash-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended zucchini varieties
    • Revenue
      Bush plant, medium green
    • Dividend
      Open bush plant, medium green
    • Spineless Beauty
      Medium green, good for late plantings
    • Jaguar
      Dark green, open bush plant
    • Puma
      Medium green
    • Goldfinger
      Golden zucchini
    • Independence II
      Good virus resistance
    • Senator
      Good producer
  • Recommended yellow straightneck varieties
    • Lemondrop L
    • Multipik
      Precocious yellow
    • General Patton
      Precocious yellow
    • Mone
  • Recommended yellow crookneck varieties
    • Dixie
      Lemon yellow, highly curved fruit
    • Prelude II
      Good resistance to powdery mildew and certain viruses
  • Recommended patty pan types varieties
    • Sunburst
      Dark, lemon-yellow fruit
    • Scallopini
      Dark green fruit
    • Peter Pan
      Lime green fruit

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      May 1 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      May 10 to 30
    • North Missouri
      May 15 to 30

Squash, winter

Rich in vitamins A

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 3 to 5 hills
  • 0.5 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 48 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 60 inches
  • 60 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 100 days from planting to eating stage
  • 6,190 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 7 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Recommended acorn varieties
    • Table Ace
    • Seneca Autumn Queen
    • Taybelle
    • Table Queen
    • Mesa Queen
  • Recommended butternut varieties
    • Butternut Supreme
    • Nicklow's Delight
    • Zenith
    • Waltham
    • Early Butternut
    • Butterboy
  • Recommended buttercup varieties
    • Buttercup Burgess
    • Autumn Cup
  • Recommended hubbard varieties
    • Blue Hubbard
  • Recommended spaghetti varieties
    • Vegetable Spaghetti
    • Tivoli

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      May 1 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      May 10 to 30
    • North Missouri
      May 15 to 30

 

Page: « First    ‹ Previous    Next ›    Last »


G6201 Vegetable Planting Calendar | Page 37 | University of Missouri Extension