Top Questions About Straightneck Squash Plant

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Questions About Straightneck Squash Plant

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 19, 2011

Q. Straightneck Squash

Will the straightneck squash climb a trellis, so I can harvest them easier? I’m in a wheelchair.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 19, 2011
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Straightneck squash is a summer squash, which doesn’t tend to spread like the winter vining varieties. However, you can still place a trellis or similar structure next to the plant if needed. You may also want to consider growing your squash (or other plants) in raised beds as well.

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Asked by
michele111 on
April 22, 2011

Q. Straightneck Squash

Does this plant grow in a bush or a vine?

Answered by
Heather on
April 27, 2011
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It depends on the variety you bought. Straightneck squash come in both vining and bush varieties.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 1, 2011

Q. Squash Plants Developing Fruit but Stop Growing

Straight neck squash is setting fruit but stops growing at 2-3 inches, and then end blossom rot occurs and fruit falls off. Why?

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2014

Q. Early Prolific Straightneck Squash

I planted Early Prolific Straightneck squash for the first time. The blooms are just now opening and I believe the squash is attached to the bloom. How can this be? When was the bloom pollinated if it just opened?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Are you sure what you are seeing is really the fruit? It does sound a bit early, especially since the male blooms normally appear before the female fruiting blooms, though it's not entirely impossible. If it is indeed a baby squash, count your blessings! Looks like you'll have a nice early harvest. For additional information about the differences between male and female blooms, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm

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Asked by
pip870 on
May 31, 2015

Q. straight neck squash production

My straight neck squash first production is small and not getting bigger. Should I harvest early to get better results? Every aspect of required needs of my squash are met. They are perfectly healthy plants.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2015
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Here is a link about growing and harvesting squash.
Small squash is generally very tasty and full of flavor. Harvest about when they are at a 6"size.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/when-to-harvest-squash-best-time-to-pick-winter-or-summer-squash.htm

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Asked by
Sheryl on
June 14, 2016

Q. Squash plants

We have approx. 14 hills of straight neck yellow squash planted. They are blooming now; however, a couple of the hills are already dying before we even pick any squash. There are no signs of squash bugs yet. What can we “doctor” them with that might help. Also, what do you recommend besides Sevin that might help other plants?

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