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Early Prolific Straightneck

Summer Squash
5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


A garden staple, this summer squash is very popular in the United States. The Early Prolific Straightneck is a yellow, straight-necked type, summer squash with fruits that taper towards the stem end and are a bright yellow color. Harvest this squash at 12-14 inches long but are more tender and succulent when they are 5-6 inches long. In 1938, Early Prolific Straightneck was an All-American Selection winner.


SOWING: Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6-7.0 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. Sow seeds 1″ deep, spaced 18-24″ apart in rows 6′ apart.

HARVEST FRUIT: 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 summer squash, 4-6″.

STORAGE: Keep fruit at 40-50°F with 95% relative humidity.

AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 3 seeds/ft., rows 6′ apart, 250 seeds/83′, 500 seeds/166′, 1,000 seeds/333′.

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  1. Chuck Maxfield

    5 out of 5 Great tasting squash

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    I really liked this variety. Very tender. Some scarring on the flesh if there is lots of wind or with rough harvesting.

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