Early Prolific Straightneck Squash (Cucurbita pepo)
This 1938 All-American Selections winner gives you huge yields of butter-yellow, zucchini-shaped summer squash. Its tender, creamy flesh ripens early in the season and tastes best if harvested before the fruit reaches 10” long.
- 25 Seeds Minimum
- Germination: 8-12 days
- Maturity: 45-50 days
- Direct sow 1” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
- Space plants 18-24” apart; space rows 6’ apart.
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We're in southern Iowa, and this squash was the star producer of our garden. Pound for pound, it out performed even our zucchini. These squash have a sweet mild flavor, but tend to get a very tough rind and starchy insides if you let them get too big. We ate them sauteed, canned curried yellow squash pickles, gave them to family, noodle sliced them and froze for this winter, and fed the too-tough ones to the chickens. They were still producing when I prepared the garden for winter cover crops. I'll be planting this again.