Summer squash is harvested while immature when the rind is still tender and tasty. Nearly all summer squash squashes are varieties of Cucurbita pepo but not all Cucurbita pepo are considered summer squashes. Most summer squash have a bushy growth habit and shorter shelf life as compared to the vining, long fruit storage of winter squash.
The Green Zebra F1 Squash is a Summer Squash is a spineless variety that has a wonderful flavor when cooked, roasted or fried.
The round little Ronde De Nice Zucchini is a summer squash with a creamy yellow flesh that is the perfect zucchini for stuffing or roasting.