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 Marrow Segev Squash has a small growth habit with great, big yields! This type of squash matures in just 47 days and produces spineless, creamy green fruits. This variety is a parthenocarpic squash so no pollination is needed. The Marrow Segev is known for its rich flavor and white flesh that is resistant to powdery mildew.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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!

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 Early Prolific Straightneck Squash is a summer squash that is very popular in the United States. This variety is a tasty, bright yellow, straight-necked type squash that tapers towards the stem end. Harvest this squash at 12-14 inches long but are more tender and succulent when they are 5-6 inches long. In 1938, the Early Prolific Straightneck was an All-American Selection winner!

The Spineless Beauty means no more spiky hairs on your zucchinis! This zucchini variety is spineless so no more watering eyes when harvesting your zucchinis. This very flavorful and tender zucchini stores well and has juicy flesh that is great for cooking.

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.

Black Beauty Zucchini is a standard zucchini. This vigorous plant produces dark green glossy fruits that tapers towards each end. This zucchini is a very popular variety of summer squash. The Black Beauty plants are compact and easy to grow producing an abundance of fruit with a really good flavor throughout the summer. Certified Organic.

Try the Garden Spineless Zucchini once and you will be hooked! This F1 hybrid is an excellent home garden zucchini. This plant produces long cylindrical fruits on a scratchless open plant for easy pickings. These dark green flecked fruits show up well on the open plant!