Squash – Yellow Straightneck

Product Info

This very early squash is a heavy producer of high quality, straight fruits.  Light cream color on the outside, yellow flesh on the inside and loaded with flavor.  Keep plants well-watered deeply at the roots.  Watering early in the day gives the foliage time to dry to help prevent disease.  The optimum size for best flavor is 6-8″ in length.  Squash is ready to harvest when the skin is still tender and the “ground spot” changes from white to cream or gold color.  Always remove large, over-mature fruits to encourage new growth.

Exposure: Full sun

Matures: 45 days

Spacing: 48″ apart

Kid Friendly: Yes

Container Friendly: No

Heirloom: No

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DIG THIS!   about Squash:

If squash vine borers attack your vines, slit the vine at the point of entry, remove and dispose of the borer, then cover the opening with moist soil and new roots will grow.

Destroy any vines from your garden by burning them to reduce the chance that a pest or disease could winter over in your compost pile.

Rotate, rotate, rotate!  Every year you should be rotating your crop locations in the garden.  Avoid planting your next year crops in locations where similar pests or disease could infect the new garden.