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
Prolific, disease-resistant plants with smooth, uniform, and attractive fruit. A breakthrough in OP summer squash, high yielding in our trials, with over three months of abundant, disease-free harvest. Released by High Mowing Organic Seeds and Cornell Universities Vegetable Breeding Institute. Uniform shape • Harvest at 6-7”. (Cucurbita pepo) Maturity 50 days. Maturity 45 Days
Vigorous variety produces good yields of straight, smooth marketable fruits. An open-pollinated variety best suited to the home garden, with abundant yields of lightly mottled dark green fruits. Pale greenish-white, firm flesh. Bush habit • Harvest at 6-8”. (Cucurbita pepo). Maturity 50 days.