4 days ago
How many fruit will a summer squash plant produce and when? . That’s a question most newbie gardeners can’t answer, but you should know what you are getting into when you plant any number of summer squash in your garden so I’ve got some numbers to share with you all today. In the second photo, I have included a graph of the average yield from just one plant based on our records. I love looking at this information in graph form because it shows both the total harvest and when it’s coming. That’s the information you just can’t find anywhere else. This graph tells us that if we are going to grow summer squash, we need to be prepared to deal with the harvest for a period 3 months, at least in our growing zone, and we can also expect 10 to 12 lbs per plant. That’s about 25 fruit if we harvest them at the optimal size. . While I appreciate the steady harvest that summer squash can offer in our garden, it can be a challenge to manage the plants so that they stay healthy, keep producing fruit, and don’t take over your growing space. The work isn’t difficult but it does require regular attention to harvesting, irrigation, and pruning. . To help you out, I have just added some instructions for managing summer squash in our online Classroom along with a new summer squash crop profile. Just type “summer squash” in the search bar once you’re in there and these posts will pop right up for you. . Join our growing community by following @vegetableacademy.