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Straightneck Squash 'Straightneck Early Yellow'    

Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis

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Straightneck Early Yellow is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Straightneck Squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis 'Straightneck Early Yellow'. Straightneck Early Yellow is a variety of OP Straightneck Squash . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark green colour. Straightneck Early Yellow grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Straightneck Early Yellow is known for its Spreading habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

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

How to grow Straightneck Early Yellow

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Cucumber beetles(in some areas) & powdery mildew can kill the plant. If you practice good pest & disease control it is an easy to grow plant. Proper air circulation & spacing prevent mildew. Trim off any affected leaves.

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Straightneck Early Yellow is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Straightneck Early Yellow 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 Straightneck Early Yellow from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Straightneck Early Yellow about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Straightneck Early Yellow

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Straightneck Early Yellow is a tender plant.

Harvesting Straightneck Early Yellow

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.