Crookneck squash

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Crookneck squash is a type of summer squash that is known for its distinctive curved neck, yellow skin, and bumpy texture. It is a popular vegetable in North America, particularly in the United States, where it is often harvested in the summer months.

Description[edit | edit source]

The crookneck squash is a small to medium-sized squash, typically measuring between 4 to 6 inches in length. It has a curved neck, which gives it its name, and a bulbous bottom. The skin of the crookneck squash is yellow and often covered in small bumps or warts. The flesh of the squash is pale yellow and has a mild, sweet flavor.

Cultivation[edit | edit source]

Crookneck squash is a warm-season vegetable that is typically planted in the spring after the last frost. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun. The plants are bushy and do not spread out like some other types of squash. The squash are usually ready to harvest within 50 to 55 days after planting.

Culinary uses[edit | edit source]

Crookneck squash is versatile in the kitchen and can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be grilled, sautéed, roasted, or steamed. It is often used in stir-fries, casseroles, and soups. The squash can also be eaten raw in salads.

Nutritional value[edit | edit source]

Crookneck squash is low in calories and high in vitamins A and C. It also provides dietary fiber and potassium.

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