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Straightneck Squash    

Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis

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'Straightneck Squash' is a plant in the Cucurbita genus with a scientific name of Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green

It is a flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as an annual, so it grows best over the course of a single year.

Normally grows with a vine habit.

United States is believed to be where Straightneck Squash originates from.

Straightneck Squash is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Straightneck Squash have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Straightneck Squash

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately.

See our list of companion Plants for Straightneck Squash to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Straightneck Squash from seed

Transplanting Straightneck Squash

Harvesting Straightneck Squash

Harvest at 4-7". Do not peel for best nutritional value.2

How long does Straightneck Squash take to grow?

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Straightneck Squash Etymology

“Squash” is an English settler word that was adapted from a Native American word meaning “something eaten raw”, however squash was eaten both cooked and raw.1

Straightneck Squash Folklore & Trivia

Native Americans have cultivated summer squash for over 5000 years.1

Other names for Straightneck Squash

summer squash

C. pepo L. var. recticollis Pan

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