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Squash, Summer, Pic-N-Pic Hybrid

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Golden yellow fruits have smooth, tender skin. Extremely productive.

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This Burpee-bred squash has golden yellow fruits with smooth, tender skin. It's extremely productive and best picked when 4-6" long. Proven tops for performance, flavor and wide adaptability. Summer squash and zucchini ripen early and are highly productive. The bush type plants take little space. After danger of frost, sow 3 to 4 seeds in groups 3 to 4' apart or sow 6" apart in rows, later thinning to 3' apart.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

50 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

8-10 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36-48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-30 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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How to Sow

  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
  • Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
  • Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Squash plants have both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest & Preserving

  • Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
  • To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
  • Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.
Days To Maturity
50 days
Fruit Size
8-10 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
36-48 inches
Height
24-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
18 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Squash, Summer, Pic-N-Pic Hybrid is rated 4.4375 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squash keeps coming Well named! The squash just kept producing. We had all we could eat and plenty to share. Great tasting, too!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great producer Hybrid seeds are the only way to go. I got about 3 good squash pods a week from these seeds. We blanched and frozen them for later.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much squash! We landed these in our hunger relief garden and they have produced a fantastic amount of squash. They came in later than our zucchini, and I was a little worried. We direct sowed them and they seemed to top growing for a few weeks while our zucchini was already giant. However, a treatment of miracle grow later and some organic pest control spray to control aphids, and then they took off and haven't stopped since. We also mulched and seems to have helped a lot. Between our eight plants we're getting about 10 lbs per week.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Producer! I plant these every year. I direct-sow them in little hills and nearly all seeds produce a plant. Since I have a smaller garden space, I put a short fence around the area to keep them from taking over the garden and trailing into the yard. Once they begin fruiting, be prepared to eat squash for every meal! I pick them when they are about 6" long as they are tender and sweet. If I let them get much past 8", they get hard and full of seeds. They are delicious grilled, basted with olive oil and garlic. Pic & Pac squash is one of my favorite garden goodies!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool temps and rain was this crop's downfall After my potatoes and onions, I decided to try a second crop. I only had ~70 days left in the growing season, and this dtm is 50 for this squash. The germination rate was excellent. We're about day 60 now, and so far I have harvest two fairly smallish squashes. I don't think it was this plant's fault; I'm going to blame our unseasonably cool and wet season this year. I have more seeds left over in my packet and will definitely plant again; I will probably do it as a second crop again since squash isn't my favorite thing to eat, and I won't be heartbroken if the frosts come in and ruin everything.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These bad boys took off! All seeds we planted all germinated. They spread rapidly and are huge. So far they are crooked and growing great almost ready to harvest. I will plant these again next year!
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Plants 1st garden. Direct sow, had to thin them out because all the seeds turned into fast growing plants. They didn't seem to mind being replanted.
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not crock neck I ordered the seeds based on the description. I was expecting a bountiful crop of crockneck squash. What I got instead was a bountiful crop of straight neck squash (see the pictures). I really don't like straight neck because they are not as tender. The plants are covered with squash, but they are not what I ordered. I am very disappointed that I did not get what I ordered.
Date published: 2012-04-29
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