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Squash

Early Prolific Straightneck

Summer Type, Bush Type, Smooth Yellow Fruits

Description

Summer squash is a popular and prolific producer and grows on nonvining bushes. Straightneck squash in particular has many uses in salads and cooked dishes and freezes well. This variety is an All-America Selections Winner meaning that it has been tested by a network of independent judges who determined that their garden performance was superior.

  • Seed Depth: 1-2 in.
  • Row Spacing: 48 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 2 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 18 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 50-60

Planting

Summer squash is a warm season vegetable. Plant in mid spring when soil warms.

Care

Thin when plants are 2 inches high. Water deeply and regularly throughout the summer about 1 inch per week or more in hot areas. Mulch to discourage weeds and conserve moisture. Black plastic mulch is ideal for use on squash.

Harvest

Harvest when fruit is immature, about 4-7 inches long.

Hint

For a real treat pick some open blossoms, dip in a batter and deep fry.

Nutrional Value

Low in fat and carbohydrate. Source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Magnesium.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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