Saffron Yellow Summer Squash Seed
Saffron Yellow summer squash seed is a 4 to 6-inch yellow summer squash that's open pollinated and a favorite of many gardeners. (42 days).
Saffron is an early squash plant that gives rich yellow-squash flavor. A great straight neck that grows on sturdy, open, yet compact plants. A high yielding summer squash. The flavor is sweet and tasty in anything you can think to put it in.
30 seed per pack. 98% germination.
Culture: Tender, will not survive frost. Sow in hills 4' apart, 5 seeds/hill. Thin to 2?3 best plants. Floating row covers, especially when used in low tunnels, provide extra heat and can hasten maturity by 1 to 2 weeks.
Male blossoms typically precede females by about a week. Females have a bulge at the base of the blossom, an early stage of the fruit forming. In early summer, a combination of cool, cloudy weather and declining bee populations may result in poor pollination causing low yields.
Mites and colony collapse disorder have wiped out a high percentage of wild and domesticated honeybee colonies in the last 20 years, creating a real crisis for cucurbit growers. Don't leave oversized squash on the vines. It shuts down production.
Make succession plantings to ensure harvest through the entire frost-free season, insurance against powdery mildew and other diseases tiring old plants. Minimum germination temperature 60°, optimal temperature range 70 to 90°, optimal temperature 85°.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Taste: Unless you want to stuff them or save seed, for best flavor, pick squash when they are small. Squash blossoms are a delicacy. Harvest male blossoms when fully open for salads or stuffing. Don't pick them all at once because you may not get squash at all!