Summer Squash

Summer Squash

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. This medium long-green striped cylindrical squash is very productive and grows on a bush. Harvest at 7-8 inches long for best taste.

The Gelber Englischer Squash is known for its unique lemon-yellow patty pan shape that slightly resembles a spilled over muffin top! This German squash variety is originally from Gatersleben seed bank. The Gelber Englischer does well in cooler climates with full sun. The yellow fruits will turn dark orange if they are left on the vine past the edible stage.

The Benning's Green Tint is a very light green scallop-shaped summer squash with a deliciously tender and good quality flesh. This squash variety is easy to grow and produces high yields. The Bennings Green Tint Scallop is an old time favorite squash that is great for markets and home gardens.

A beautiful patty pan that is dark green and high yielding. A glossy skin with ribbed edges. Relatively long and narrow peduncle for easy picking and fruits have a long shelf life after picking. Compact plant with an open growth habit. Organic

Ebano produces cylindrical, dark green, attractive zucchini fruits. This plant has average vigor and strong support. Does best for early season growing. Harvested zucchinis have long shelf life making them ideal for markets and roadside stands.

The Yellow Bush Scallop Squash plant, also known as the Golden Custard, produces beautiful yellow scallops. This variety offers beautiful, bright yellow fruits with a rich, mellow flavor that is perfect for stuffing. The Yellow Bush Scallop offers high yields making it great for market production.

A beautiful patty pan that is yellow and high yielding. A glossy skin with ribbed edges. Relatively long and narrow peduncle for easy picking and fruits have a long shelf life after picking. Compact plant with an open growth habit. Organic

The Scallop Blend Squash is a wonderful mixture of unique yellow, white, and green scallops. This fun blend is perfect for home gardeners. Growing the unique, colorful Scallop Blend will give you a mix of different tastes, maturity times and colors in your garden.

The Black Coral F1 Squash is a dark black zucchini hybrid with a glossy skin that is excellent when steamed, roasted or fried. This variety is a heavy yielder and has a great mildew tolerance. This squash grows to be 7-8 inches long on an open bush habit, making it great for easy picking.

San Isidro is a Mexican-type grey zucchini that is popular in gourmet dishes. Open, erect plants are nearly spineless reducing damage to fruit during harvest. Strong, durable plants are highly productive due to its ability to tolerate disease pressure. Adapts well to large patio containers.

Provides one of the strongest disease packages for "Spineless” types zucchinis. Produces high yields of high gloss fruit with a classic Spineless Beauty appearance. Open, erect plant with no spines for easy harvest. Adapts well to large patio containers.

The Caserta Zucchini is an early bush cocozelle that was a 1949 AAS winner. This spiny semi-open cut leaf plant can set 30 cylindrical slightly tapered fruits. This variety has a thin light-green skin with dark-green stripes and a firm creamy-white flesh, making it perfect for baking! Pick Caserta when 4-6 in. x 2-3.5 in. for the most tender and delicious taste!

A summer squash popular in Southern states and Mexico. Tatume is a popular summer squash with round fruits with med-dark green to yellow fruits with faint stripes. Squash are best at 5-7" in diameter. Firm, fine flavor with very vigorous spreading vines. Give tatume plenty of room to spread and yields will be very high.

The Italian Cocozelle is a bush type of squash plant that produces high yields of the long, tender, dark green fruits. This Italian zucchini is very flavorful and tender. This variety is best when harvested at 12" long or smaller. The Cocozelle is excellent for slicing, frying, and steaming and is also a good freezing and canning variety. Pick often when the squash is young to prolong harvest. Harvesting zucchini when it is young and tender offers the best flavor and eating quality. See the second picture for what the inside should look like when harvested.

The Partial Eclipse F1 Squash is a beautiful and tasty summer squash that has a lovely white scalloped shape with green radial stripes. This squash can be harvested as a baby while its skin is still a pale white or you can let it mature to be eaten like a winter squash or used as a display. Partial Eclipse has a very firm texture and a taste that is amazing when roasted.

The Scallop Juane et Verte Squash is a beautiful french heirloom scalloped summer squash that is known for being very flavorful. This cream-ivory and green striped scalloped squash can be used for both ornamental and cooking purposes. Scallop Juane et Verte is the perfect stuffing squash!

The Scallop Early White Squash, also known as Patty Pan, tastes great when harvested early at smaller size. This variety produces good yields of white squash. The Scallop Early White is very easy to grow and is rarely bothered by insects. The Scallop Early White is a bush type of squash that has a creamy texture that is very flavorful, suitable for both small home gardens and market growers.

Just like its name, the Round Zucchini is an unusually shaped round variety. This Zucchini is great roasted in salads, baked, stuffed, stir-fried or made into zucchini bread. The mini, tender and delicious Round works especially well for stuffed zucchini recipes because of its unusual shape.