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Summer squash 'Yellow Straight Neck'    

Cucurbita pepo

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Yellow Straight Neck is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Summer squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo 'Yellow Straight Neck'. Yellow Straight Neck is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Fluorescent orange. The mature flowers are of a Single form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Mustard. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Forest green (web) colour.

Yellow Straight Neck is a popular variety of summer squash that produces a large crop of long, creamy yellow fruits with white flesh. The plant itself has a bushy habit, and should be ready for harvest approximately 50 days after planting.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally growing to a mature height of 76.2 cm (2.48 feet), Yellow Straight Neck grows with a spreading habit. Expect blooming to occur in early summer.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Yellow Straight Neck Summer squash is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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

How to grow Yellow Straight Neck

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

  • Straight necks are best harvested at about 15 cm.
  • Fertilize when fruits form to increase yield.
Yellow Straight Neck likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Yellow Straight Neck 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. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Yellow Straight Neck are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Yellow Straight Neck requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.6 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Yellow Straight Neck from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 Yellow Straight Neck about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Yellow Straight Neck

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

Harvesting Yellow Straight Neck

6-9" long.

Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.

Misspellings of Summer squash 'Yellow Straight Neck'

Yellow Straightneck, Yellow Straight-neck

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