Squash Summer Early Prolific Straightneck Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Summer Early Prolific Straightneck Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #3006

45 days. This award-winning squash is still a favorite and for good reason! Thick, firm, fine-grained delicious squash is ready to harvest in just 45 days! Versatile summer squash can be eaten raw, pickled, or cooked in innumerable ways including in sweet breads. Best picked at 4"–7", or smaller for chic, “baby” squash. If left on the vine, squash may grow so big that it would take two people to carry it!

This packet sows 6 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds per mound

Mound Spacing:

When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound.

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is above 60°F

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in paper or pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: Harvest when squash is 2"–3" long for “baby” vegetables, and 4"–7" long for general use. When left to get larger than 7", the seeds get hard and tough, and the squash gets pithy.

Artist: Donna Clement

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