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Early Prolific Straightneck

Squash Early Prolific Straightneck
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Summer Type, Bush Type, Smooth Yellow Fruits


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


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


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


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.

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