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Planted at Mount Vernon

  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm
  • Slave Cabin Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    Crookneck squash grow in a dense, leafy clump and produce many yellow squashes which need to be harvested nearly every day. They are susceptible to most squash pests, including squash bugs, powdery mildew, and squash vine borers.

    Latin Name

    Cucurbita pepo



    Also Known As

    Summer Squash

    Type of Plant


    Bloom Season

    July - August




    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 3'


  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun


  • Rabbit

  • Colors

    Native Range

    North America


    John Custis sent bush squash seeds to Peter Collinson in 1741.

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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