Smooth Criminal Hybrid Summer Squash Seed

  • Botanical Name:Cucurbita pepo ‘Smooth Criminal’
  • Height:48+ inches (indeterminate habit).
  • Spacing:36 – 48 inches
  • Depth:1 inch
  • Spread:36 inches.
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • Yield:Produces very high yields.
  • Size:20 Seed Pkt
  • Fruit:Yellow straightneck squash, slightly broader at the base than at the neck. Pale to medium yellow skin with creamy white flesh. Thin skin, tender texture. Best picked at 4-8 inches long.
  • Days To Maturity:55 Days
  • Zone:3-9
  • Germination:7 – 10 days.
  • Form:Vegetables, Summer Squash, Squash
  • Soil Requirements:Light, well-fertilized soil.
  • Seed Count:Approximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: Leaves/stems at base of plant can be removed as they deteriorate. No pruning is necessary.
  • Foliage:Typical summer squash foliage, medium green.
  • Comments:Smooth Criminal features an indeterminate growth habit, meaning it continues to grow taller and put on new fruit at the top of the plant. Plant is open and very easy to pick from as compared to a traditional ‘bush’ type plant, where you have to dig into
  • Upright growth habit
  • Spineless stems
  • Sets fruits on a central stem
  • Tender, straight-necked squash
  • Productive and easy to harvest

This squash plant will steal your heart with its easy-pick plant habit and tasty, tender fruit! Smooth Criminal has a totally unique, indeterminate growth habit. It continually grows upright, setting more and more fruit along the central stem as it grows. This trait, combined with spineless stems makes it so easy to pick fruit—no more digging into the center of a spiny, scratchy plant and tearing up your arms! It bears very tender, pale yellow, straight-neck squash that are excellent quality and tasty grilled, sautéed and baked. For the best quality, pick fruits when they are 4-8 inches long. Plants can be trellised or supported as they grow taller, to maintain their upright stance. 55 DAYS.