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Smooth Criminal Hybrid Summer Squash

Growth Habit Makes Picking a Breeze
  • Upright growth habit
  • Spineless stems
  • Sets fruits on a central stem
  • Tender, straight-necked squash
  • Productive and easy to harvest
  • SKU: 62753
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Smooth Criminal Hybrid Summer Squash

This squash plant will steal your heart with its easy-pick plant habit and tasty, tender fruit! Smooth Criminal has a totally unique, indeterminate growth habit. It continually grows upright, setting more and more fruit along the central stem as it grows. This trait, combined with spineless stems makes it so easy to pick fruit—no more digging into the center of a spiny, scratchy plant and tearing up your arms! It bears very tender, pale yellow, straight-neck squash that are excellent quality and tasty grilled, sautéed and baked. For the best quality, pick fruits when they are 4-8 inches long. Plants can be trellised or supported as they grow taller, to maintain their upright stance. 55 DAYS.
Product Details
  • FormUpright, indeterminate.
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height48+ inches (indeterminate habit).
  • Spread36 inches.
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Zones3 - 9 (Annual)
  • FoliageTypical summer squash foliage, medium green.
  • Flower FormLarge yellow flowers.
  • FruitYellow straightneck squash, slightly broader at the base than at the neck. Pale to medium yellow skin with creamy white flesh. Thin skin, tender texture. Best picked at 4-8 inches long.
  • Germination7 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsLight, well-fertilized soil.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning Leaves/stems at base of plant can be removed as they deteriorate. No pruning is necessary.
  • CommentsSmooth Criminal features an indeterminate growth habit, meaning it continues to grow taller and put on new fruit at the top of the plant. Plant is open and very easy to pick from as compared to a traditional 'bush' type plant, where you have to dig into the plant to harvest the fruit (getting your arms scratched up in the process). The stems are also completely smooth and spineless, which also equals no irritation to your arms during picking. Fruit quality is excellent, very tender, pale yellow squash is excellent for all uses.
  • YieldProduces very high yields.
  • Botanical NameCucurbita pepo 'Smooth Criminal'
  • Depth1 inch
  • Days To Maturity55 days from seed, 35 days from transplant.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Seeds
1A-4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A & 5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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