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.

Dixie F1 is a yellow summer crookneck squash variety that is early, highly productive and vigorous. This squash has a uniform shiny lemon-yellow coloring. Dixie Hybrid squash is tastiest when 4"-6" long.

Provides one of the strongest disease packages for "Spineless‚ÄĚ 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 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.

The Yellow Crookneck Squash is the perfect summer squash that has a mild, sweet and full flavored taste. The perfect time to pick this variety is when its young and about 6 inches in size. The inside of the Yellow Crookneck is very tender with a creamy consistency.

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 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 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 and a favorite that is now available in organic seeds. 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. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Beautiful and small light-green squash with subtle freckling. Produces an abundance of 2-3" fruits with excellent flavor. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, watermelon mosaic virus, and zucchini yellow mosaic virus.

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!

Beautiful and small yellow squash with subtle freckling. Produces an abundance of 2-3" fruits with excellent flavor. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, watermelon mosaic virus, and zucchini yellow mosaic virus.

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.

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 Golden Zebra F1 Squash is a bright golden yellow summer squash variety with orange stripes that has an excellent flavor. This unique squash is a medium length that is very slender and grows on bushy 24-36 inch plants. Harvest the Golden Zebra when they are 7-8 inches long or smaller for baby use.

High yielding squash. Smooth, straight, cucumber size. Great when picked young. Yellow skin with pale flesh.