Vegetables Squash Summer Squash Tigress

Tigress

(F1) Squash Seed

Product ID: 2973

Medium green with needed disease resistance for the South.

Attractive fruits are a flecked medium green and cylindrical. Widely adapted. High-yielding, open plants with moderate spines. Intermediate resistance to papaya ringspot virus, watermelon mosaic virus, and zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Select 2973T (Treated) or 2973 (Untreated). Avg. 3,300 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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100 Seeds

$10.00
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250 Seeds

$17.75
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500 Seeds

$31.90
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1,000 Seeds

$60.70
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5,000 Seeds

$288.15
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25,000 Seeds

$1,363.50
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CULTURE: Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8–6.8 is best. Plastic mulch and fabric row covers (AG-19 grade) can aide plant establishment and exclude insect pests during the seedling stage. Row covers should be removed when plants begin to flower. Poor fruit development may indicate insufficient pollination. For highest quality fruit, succession plantings every 2-3 weeks may be needed.
PLANT SPACING: Space plants 18-24" apart in rows 6' apart. Wider spacing may allow for easier harvesting.
DISEASES: Common cucurbit diseases include powdery mildew, downy mildew, bacterial wilt, and phytophthora. Avoid problems with adequate soil drainage, good air flow, insect pest control, and crop rotation. If necessary, check with your local Cooperative Extension Service agent for specific control options.
INSECT PESTS: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and vine borers are all common pests for cucurbits. Protect young plants with floating row cover. Squash bug eggs found on the undersides of leaves may be crushed by hand. For vine borers, cut out of vines and hill soil over the wound. Keep field borders mowed and remove plant refuse in the fall; spring plow to bury pupae. Pyrethrin sprays may offer some control.
HARVEST FRUIT: For some varieties, it is common for the first fruits to be malformed, wither, or blacken, which indicates poor pollination and is usually remedied as more male flowers appear. Harvest regularly, 2-3 times a week, once plants begin to produce. Cut or gently twist off fruits when they have reached the desired size. For zucchini, 6-8" long. Handle with care to avoid scratching fruits.
HARVEST BLOSSOMS: Harvest male blossoms (with thin stems) or female blossoms (with thick stems and a bulbous base that becomes the fruit) in mid to late morning when fully open. Clip flowers 1-2" below flower base. If a squash fruit crop is also desired from the same planting, only harvest male flowers, leaving a few to pollinate the female flowers.
STORAGE: Keep fruit at 40-50°F (5-10°C), 95% relative humidity for up to 2 weeks. Use as soon as possible for best quality.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 14 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: (at 3 seeds/ft., rows 6' apart) 250 seeds/83', 500 seeds/166', 1,000 seeds/333'.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Zucchini: Avg. 3,400.
PACKET: 30 seeds, (unless otherwise noted) sows 10'.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Cucurbita pepo
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Disease Resistance Codes
PRSV
Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV
Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV
Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
PRSV, WMV, ZYMV
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)