From crookneck to zucchini (it's green, but it counts!) squash, summer squash comes in a number of types, making it a key ingredient in many summer dishes.
Depending on what type of summer squash you are growing,
harvesting time can range from 43 to 60 days.
Crookneck Squash Types:
- Early Golden Summer, harvest in 53 days, gives fruit with bright yellow, warted skin.
- Pic-N-Pic, pluck in 50 days, has golden-yellow, smooth skin.
- Peter Pan Hybrid, harvest 50 days, is an All America Selection that provides meaty, light-green fruit.
- Early White Bush Scallop, harvest in 60 days, produces fruit that has pale green skin and creamy-white flesh.
- Butterstick, harvest in 50 days, produces bright yellow fruit and has a long harvest period.
- Goldbar, harvest in 53 days, has compact growth and provides fruit with smooth, golden-yellow skin.
- Burpee Hybrid, harvest in 50 days, has medium-green skin and compact plants.
- Gold Rush, which should be harvested in 45 days, and Golden Zucchini, which should be harvested in 54 days, have bright golden skin.
- Spineless Beauty, harvest in 43 days, produces fruits on spineless plants.
Want more information about summer squash? Try:
- Vegetable Recipes: Quick guides to delicious meals using squash.
- Vegetable Gardens: Grow a full harvest of great vegetables this year.
- Gardening: We answer your questions about all things that come from the garden.