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Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash (45 Days)

Abundant fruits with sunny yellow skin having a straight tapered shape that is best harvested at 7-8”. An AAS winner in 1938, became a standard in many home gardens since then. 

20 seeds

Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash (45 Days)


Cucurbita pepo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.


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Artis M.
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I recommend this product

Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash was bug & disease free in my garden with big healthy plants. Squash is tender, tastes great & is perfect for steaming.

Shirlee G.
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Prolific and Good

Great shopping experience with Pinetree. I appreciate the informative catalog and website, and learn a lot from it! Pinetree also is careful to send you exactly what you order, which makes them top-notch in my estimation. The Early Prolific Straight Neck summer squash is truly prolific, pretty early, and very good-tasting. We are pleased with this seed, and everything else we've tried from Pinetree.

Kim W.
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I recommend this product
Straight neck squash

Shopping experience was great and so is product. We are harvesting lots of beautiful squash. More than with crook neck squash. Thanks for providing these seeds for purchase. You guys are awesome!

Charles B.
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Summer squash


Patricia E.
United States United States

Fine. I will use you again.