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Summer squash 'Early Prolific Straightneck'     

Cucurbita pepo

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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 growing to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet), Early Prolific Straightneck grows with a erect-like habit. 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 Early Prolific Straightneck

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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 needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Early Prolific Straightneck 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 Early Prolific Straightneck about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Early Prolific Straightneck

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

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Early Prolific Straightneck about 0 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Early Prolific Straightneck

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

Early Prolific Straightneck folklore & trivia

1938 winner of All American Selections.

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