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Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

5.00 (18 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their yellow summer squash early prolific straightneck seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant yellow summer squash early prolific straightneck seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant them 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact.

Harvesting: These squashes generally taste best when harvested at a length of 4-8". When the plant begins to produce mature squashes, they should be picked every day or two. Prolific Straightneck squashes keep well in the refrigerator for about two weeks and freeze well.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash reaches its mature size, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store yellow summer squash early prolific straightneck seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 300

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Yellow

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Papadennid

Yellow Straightneck Squash

Excellent prices, Great quality and quantity. Would highly recommend this company

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By George Jeffcoat

great seeds

great seeds

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Darwin Peebles

Love packaging. High hopes for seeds.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Matthew Jones

Best Germination rates on the NET

I only buy Cocozelle zuchini and Prolific Straightneck squash from Everwilde because of the germination rates of the 2 tend to be really high. The seed is mature and stay real fresh in the seed packs. These people do a great job.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Dennis Mitchell

Excellent summer squash

Prolific, keeps a little better than crook neck squash. Less chance of breaking when picked. A favorite in our house & the neighbors like them.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Brian Landvatter

food jungle

Their seeds are dependable and they have the best packaging.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Dustin Bruner

Happy Customer

We will definently order from here again. Trustworthy site. We ordered from a site earlier this year and were scammed buying seeds of all things. Such a disappointment.
The packaging is awesome, reseal your seeds if needed. Only bummer was our celery seeds were all in the bottom of the shipping bag but not that serious y'all. Thank you for offering such a fast, reliable service. We can't wait to get them all planted. Take care.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Miranda Taylor

Wonderful Seeds

The seeds are sprouting and are true to the packaging. I also love the nice easy to close and keep closed packaging.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By John Pippin

Ready to Go

Great Packageing AND SHIPPING

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Jessica Hodgkins

Wonderful

Every single seed in the packet germinated! I'll buy all my seeds from here next year

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Janet Lowery

Yet to be planted

We have had so much rain here, hard to get seeds planted, maybe later , can review

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By pete

Great service

iIs too early to plant here so I cant comment on seed quality,ect but the service was excellent.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Roy Allen

Summer squash

Excellent product, exactly as described. Prompt shipping. Would recommend this seller and we will order from them again.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Chistine Ammons

squash

Lots of great information and the packaging is fabulous.
No crop as of yet but looking for good results.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Sheila Simpson

Ship time.

Ordered seeds on a Tuesday night notice on website said there could be an extra wait time of five days so I was prepared to wait well over a week to get the seeds to my surprise I got them on Saturday the little plants are already coming up in my greenhouse

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Ila Knight

Loving squash

I received the beautiful squash seeds and I was thankful to have them.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By James Woods

Looking to planting these seeds

Came quickly and at a very fair price. Easier than shopping in a store.

Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Melissa S.

Perfect!

I live in zone 9b in central FL. I direct planted the week of St. Patty's Day, can't remember the exact date. They have grown into beautiful plants and produced abundantly so far. My family loves the taste! I am extremely happy with these seeds.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~40 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $15.00 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $67.50 -+
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $120.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $285.00 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $540.00 -+
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $1,050.00 Notify Me
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DESCRIPTION

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This is a very productive variety of summer squash that is quite popular! These compact, bush-type plants produce heavy yields of lemon-yellow club-shaped squashes in small spaces. These are best when picked at 6" in length, which takes about 50 days. The firm, fine-grained flesh is of excellent quality.
When the colonists arrived in the New World, they discovered summer squashes such as Straightneck growing in the Native American gardens alongside their corn and beans; this "three sisters" group of plants all benefit each other. This type of squash became a crucial source of food for the American settlers. Prolific Straightneck won the prestigious AAS Award in 1938.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their yellow summer squash early prolific straightneck seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant yellow summer squash early prolific straightneck seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant them 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact.

Harvesting: These squashes generally taste best when harvested at a length of 4-8". When the plant begins to produce mature squashes, they should be picked every day or two. Prolific Straightneck squashes keep well in the refrigerator for about two weeks and freeze well.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash reaches its mature size, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store yellow summer squash early prolific straightneck seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 300

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Yellow

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 18 reviews
5.0

Review By Papadennid

Yellow Straightneck Squash

Excellent prices, Great quality and quantity. Would highly recommend this company

5.0

Review By George Jeffcoat

great seeds

great seeds

5.0

Review By Darwin Peebles

Love packaging. High hopes for seeds.

5.0

Review By Matthew Jones

Best Germination rates on the NET

I only buy Cocozelle zuchini and Prolific Straightneck squash from Everwilde because of the germination rates of the 2 tend to be really high. The seed is mature and stay real fresh in the seed packs. These people do a great job.

5.0

Review By Dennis Mitchell

Excellent summer squash

Prolific, keeps a little better than crook neck squash. Less chance of breaking when picked. A favorite in our house & the neighbors like them.

5.0

Review By Brian Landvatter

food jungle

Their seeds are dependable and they have the best packaging.

5.0

Review By Dustin Bruner

Happy Customer

We will definently order from here again. Trustworthy site. We ordered from a site earlier this year and were scammed buying seeds of all things. Such a disappointment.
The packaging is awesome, reseal your seeds if needed. Only bummer was our celery seeds were all in the bottom of the shipping bag but not that serious y'all. Thank you for offering such a fast, reliable service. We can't wait to get them all planted. Take care.

5.0

Review By Miranda Taylor

Wonderful Seeds

The seeds are sprouting and are true to the packaging. I also love the nice easy to close and keep closed packaging.

5.0

Review By John Pippin

Ready to Go

Great Packageing AND SHIPPING

5.0

Review By Jessica Hodgkins

Wonderful

Every single seed in the packet germinated! I'll buy all my seeds from here next year

5.0

Review By Janet Lowery

Yet to be planted

We have had so much rain here, hard to get seeds planted, maybe later , can review

5.0

Review By pete

Great service

iIs too early to plant here so I cant comment on seed quality,ect but the service was excellent.

5.0

Review By Roy Allen

Summer squash

Excellent product, exactly as described. Prompt shipping. Would recommend this seller and we will order from them again.

5.0

Review By Chistine Ammons

squash

Lots of great information and the packaging is fabulous.
No crop as of yet but looking for good results.

5.0

Review By Sheila Simpson

Ship time.

Ordered seeds on a Tuesday night notice on website said there could be an extra wait time of five days so I was prepared to wait well over a week to get the seeds to my surprise I got them on Saturday the little plants are already coming up in my greenhouse

5.0

Review By Ila Knight

Loving squash

I received the beautiful squash seeds and I was thankful to have them.

5.0

Review By James Woods

Looking to planting these seeds

Came quickly and at a very fair price. Easier than shopping in a store.

5.0

Review By Melissa S.

Perfect!

I live in zone 9b in central FL. I direct planted the week of St. Patty's Day, can't remember the exact date. They have grown into beautiful plants and produced abundantly so far. My family loves the taste! I am extremely happy with these seeds.