This is a very productive variety of summer squash that is quite popular! These compact, bush-type plants produce heavy yields of lemon-yellow club-shaped squashes in small spaces. These are best when picked at 6" in length, which takes about 50 days. The firm, fine-grained flesh is of excellent quality.
When the colonists arrived in the New World, they discovered summer squashes such as Straightneck growing in the Native American gardens alongside their corn and beans; this "three sisters" group of plants all benefit each other. This type of squash became a crucial source of food for the American settlers. Prolific Straightneck won the prestigious AAS Award in 1938.