Summers Squash. Summer because they are eaten early in an immature state.
There are many varieties of summer squash or squash that are consumed in a small and immature condition.
They are generally divided into four groups; crookneck, straightneck, scallop and zucchini.
Harvest all summer squash while they are young and immature. They are sweetest when young and begin turning bitter as they develop seeds. Pick them just as the blossom ends turn brown; crooknecks when they are 4 to 6 inches long, straightnecks when they are 5 to 6 inches long, scallops when they are 2 to 3 inches across and zucchini when they are 4 to 6 inches long. No matter how carefully you watch, an occasional squash will hide under a leaf and grow too large for normal cooking methods.
Easy-to-grow pale green fruits that mature to a creamy white. Bushy plants provide good yields of saucer-shaped fruits with scalloped edges. No formally noted virus resistance, but has shown field resistance in our trials. Patty pan-type • Bushy habit • Harvest at 2-3” diameter. (Cucurbita pepo). Maturity 52 days. Heirloom
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - Our mixed seed packet offers an easy way to grow 3 different colored, extra-fancy zucchinis. Plump pastel green Clarimore is creamy and tender stuffed or baked; glossy dark green Raven is sweet and succulent steamed or sautéed, and the buttercup yellow fruits of Golden Dawn are delicate and nutty. Maturity 50 days.
Seeds are color coded with USDA food grade stain to distinguish varieties. Be sure to plant some of each for show stopping harvests. Pink seed =..