Surefire Summer Squash

Expert advice on growing summer squash, plus a secret to great flavor revealed!

Grilled Squash
Grilling squash is a great way to enhance its subtle flavors.
Photo courtesy ROSALIND CREASY
Zephyr Crookneck Squash
‘Zephyr’ is a crookneck squash that’s as nutritious as it is lovely.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Sunburst Pattypan Squash
‘Sunburst’ is a tasty pattypan squash variety.
Photo courtesy WILLIAM D. ADAMS
Squash Blossoms
Squash blossoms are edible, nutritious and colorful, and you can harvest all the male blossoms you want without damaging your crop.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Growing Squash
Plant a mixture of squash varieties, such as the ‘Summer Squash Mix’ from The Cook’s Garden, or ‘Summer Scallop Trio’ or ‘Tricolor Mix’ zucchini from Renee’s Garden.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Female Squash Flowers
Female flowers  sit on top of new, baby squash.
Photo courtesy WILLIAM D. ADAMS
Summer Squash Recipes
Newly opened yellow-orange squash blossoms taste like mild spinach, and are a wonderful addition to omelets.
Photo courtesy ROSALIND CREASY

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