Early Prolific Straightneck is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Summer squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo 'Early Prolific Straightneck'. Early Prolific Straightneck is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Golden yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Pastel yellow and Cream. Leaves appear approximately as a La Salle Green colour.
45 days. Warm season crop – plant after last chance of spring frost.Early Prolific Straightneck grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
Early Prolific Straightneck Summer squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Summer squash 'Early Prolific Straightneck'
6 seeds per hill. Thin to 3 plants per hill
Best tasting when harvested at 4" – 7".Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Early Prolific Straightneck is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Early Prolific Straightneck tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.6 and 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Early Prolific Straightneck from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Early Prolific Straightneck about 14 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Early Prolific Straightneck
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Early Prolific Straightneck about 0 days after your last frost date.
Harvesting Early Prolific Straightneck
Summer squash 'Early Prolific Straightneck' information
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Early profile straightneck
19 Feb 2013
Just a few seeds will produce an enormous patch and lots of sweet tender squash. Pick when young every day or two. I recommend manual pollination for the best and biggest crop.
09 Apr 2012
I’ve grown this several times. It does alright, with okay yields and taste but is quite susceptible to powdery mildew. Harvest young for best flavour.