Straightneck Squash, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Multipik'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Multipik
Hybridized by Harris-Moran
Registered or introduced: 1981
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Type:

Straight-neck (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:

Yellow

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Jonesville, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This squash produced very well for me. It tolerates the hot, humid summers well. This one is my favorite straightneck.

Positive

On May 5, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A yellow straightneck. One the first cultivars with the precocious yellow gene which resists greening from the cucumber mosaic virus. Grows well here.