Cucurbita pepo 'Honey bear'
|A young Honey bear squash growing on straw|
The plant is very compact and bushy, rather than vining. Each plant should grow about 2-3' tall with only about a 4-5' spread. The fruits are mature when they reach about 1 lb, so 2 people can split one with no leftovers.
It’s still a rather long season crop, maturing, on average, in 100 days, but it is bred for powdery mildew tolerance, so the vine won’t give out in summer heat, before the fruit ever ripens. ‘Honey Bear’ continues to set and bear fruit until frost.