Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Early Prolific Straightneck') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects


Grow Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash!Grow Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash!
October 14, 2015

When Texans hear the word "squash," they usually think about the watery and tasteless yellow crooknecks and zucchini. Well, put those ideas out of your mind! Winter Squash deserves a place in every southern garden.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 4, 2013 1:53 PM

An old timer that is the best flavored of the straight necks. It was my father's favorite. Very productive.

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Plant Events from our members
JessicaRobyn On June 13, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (This year was Dallas and I's first year trying to garden. The war with the squash bugs was fierce. We killed about 6 a day and were constantly having to rip the eggs off the plant. The squash bugs didn't really appear until the plant started producing fruit, and when they did they came in number. They did not respond to "Trish's spray" but all the other bugs did from what we could tell. Right when the plant started producing about a squash or two a day, we lost half of the plant. We thought the base had rotted from all of the rain and when we ripped it off, we found a grub inside of it. We still had half our plant left and thought we were good, until today when I went out to the garden and noticed all of the plant was rotted at the bottom. We figured out this was a squash vine borer that was killing it! We had been so focused on the squash bugs we didn't know to watch out for the vine borer! So now our squash has perished. )
NikkiGerena On July 2, 2017 Seeds sown
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