Orbit Mix

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Orbit Mix

3.99

Ships Feb. 2018

Semi-Bush- Round Zucchini-  cv OrbitMix (C. pepo)
A mix of bright yellow, some greens and bi-colored round to slightly oval smooth zucchini squash.  These are an outstanding addition to the summer squash scene.  Harvested at 2-3 inches,  These have a tendency to grow into bushy plants that are open but some will throw short runners later in the season.   Orbit Mix start produces earlier than most but will also continue to bear much later than other round zucchini type squash if you keep them picked.  This mixture of round zucchini have a very large genetic base so you can make your own selections if you wish. 

50 days. 

Packet:   20 seeds.

*pending OSSI status

Grown at Invincible Summer Farms, Southold, NY

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Bush Summer Squash

Packet plants 20 ft row

Plant squash in mid to lat May when the soil is warm.  Summer squash is harvested young and immature while the skin is tender often beginning to bear before 60 days after sowing the seed.  You can plant another crop in mid June to maintain production of summer squash into the fall.

Make a furrow 2 inches deep in a well prepared garden soil.  Sow one or two seeds 12 inches apart in the row.  Cover the seed with an inch of soil.  The plants are generally compact but can grow quite large.  It is possible to transplant squash before they start to bear with great care but some crowding is fine.

Summer squash is well known and there are many ways to prepare it.  The batter dipped blossoms as they are about to bloom with or without young squash attached is a real treat for home gardeners.

Squash is harvested for seed when mature and the skin become tough.    They will have angular stems.  Cut it open and scoop out the seed.  In water you can separate the orange strings from the seed.  Rinse the seed and dry on newspaper or screen until the seed breaks when bent.  C. pepois zucchini and will cross withacorn, delicate and dumpling and Halloween pumpkins.  Squash flowers are insect pollinated so unless you can isolate the pollinating flowers squash will cross.  Research techniques of hand crossing the flowers if interested or grow just one variety of squash.