Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash
'Early Prolific Straightneck' summer squash.

Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash

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The fruits taper towards the stem end and are a nice lemon yellow color.
Early Prolific Straightneck
Cucurbita pepo

42 days — 'Early Prolific Straightneck' has become the standard yellow, straight-necked type, summer squash in gardens all over the United States. Its bush-type plants produce generous amounts of fruit that taper towards the stem end, are smooth skinned when young and at the typical harvest stage, and are a nice light-lemon yellow color. They are mature at twelve to fourteen inches long but are tender and succulent when they are five to six inches long.

Developed by the old Ferry-Morse Seed Company of Detroit, Michigan, 'Early Prolific Straightneck' was stabilized as a distinct cultivar from a selection of 'Summer Crookneck'.[1] Introduce in 1938, it was an "All-America Selection®" winner that same year. Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 36 to 40 seeds.
Well...it is a bit too prolific (wink).
It is early, it is hardy, but it is a bit too prolific (wink). Fruits stay wonderfully edible up to impressive sizes, harden off and keep very well, too. BUT: they just won't stop coming! Oh, the humanity...
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NW PA. on 12/1/2013
Wonderful Squash
I grew these in 2013 in my summer squash garden. We grew several different varieties. The seeds sprouted just fine. I didn't have the bumper crop yield due to cooler temps. But the crop I got tasted wonderful. These are a nice mild sweet squash. I cooked or ate most and froze any excess for winter use. These also tasted great in my zuchinni relish. I will grow these again this year.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Southern Illinois. on 1/3/2014
Great squash
I planted three seeds of this and was amazed at the number of squash it produced. Its very easy to grow and tastes great!
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Reviewed by:  from Phoenix, Arizona. on 5/24/2011
Amazing Squash
I tried another type last year and the plant was a bit finicky. This year, I planted the Early Prolific really, really late- like at the end of April. The four plants, which were started indoors, are vigorous and are producing well. I concur with the other reviewers-give the plant plenty of room. The branches extend a good four feet out. Mine are a bit crowded.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Orlando FL. on 6/7/2015
Great producer
These seeds came up great indoors and grew so fast I had to re pot them into a larger pot before it was safe to put them in the garden. The squash were tasty and just as they should be. Even the plants that got little attention produced wonderfully. We will definitely be growing these again!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Valparaiso, IN. on 3/7/2014
Love this squash!
Grows great and produces loads of nice squash! Does get killed by squash bugs and squash borers sometimes though. I haven't found a summer squash that doesn't.
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Reviewed by:  from DFW, Texas. on 3/2/2019
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