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Summer Squash

Summer squash is a tender, warm-season vegetable. Different from fall and winter squash, summer squash is harvested before the rind hardens.

Origin:

Mexico

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost date.

TRANSPLANTS:Plant outdoors when danger of frost has passed.

Fall: SEEDS: Plant outdoors 13 weeks before first frost date.

Preferred Growing Climate: Warm

Planting Depth: 1″

Plant Spacing: 6″; thin to 24″-36″ as seedlings grow

Days to Germinate: 4-10 days

Days to Harvest: 50-70 days

In Season:

June-October

Pairs Well With:

Garlic, onion, rosemary, sage, tomatoes, whole-wheat pasta

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per

100 grams

Calories 16

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 g   0%

Saturated fat 0 g  0%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg   0%

Sodium 2 mg   0%

Potassium 262 mg   7%

Total Carbohydrate 3.4 g   1%

Dietary fiber 1.1 g   4%

Sugar 2.2 g

Protein 1.2 g   2%

Vitamin A   4%        Vitamin C   28%

Calcium   1%   Iron   2%

Vitamin D   0%   Vitamin B-6   10%

Vitamin B-12   0%   Magnesium   4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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