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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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