Botanical Interests Organic Early Summer Straightneck Squash Seeds
Early Prolific Straightneck is an heirloom summer squash that was an All American Selection back in 1938. This tasty old favorite is fine-grained, thick, firm, and still very popular today. The squash can be harvested when "baby" vegetables or at a mature size of 4-7" long. They can be steamed, grilled, sautéed, eaten raw in salads, made into relish, or bread. Easy to grow in a sunny spot in the garden, they are also resistant to squash bug. Of course, you may have trouble choosing between the crookneck and straightneck varieties. If you have room, you can grow both. But if you do, be sure to harvest all of the fruit. Like zucchini, if summer squash are left on the vine too long, they may grow so big that they will affect the orbital spin of the earth! This packet plants: 4 hills or 11 plants after thinning.
When to plant outside: RECOMMENDED. Spring, 2-4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees.
When to start inside: Not recommended. In very short season climates, 3-4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual peat pots for direct planting.
Contents: Cucurbita - pepo
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.