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.
ROSALIND CREASY
Zephyr Crookneck Squash
‘Zephyr’ is a crookneck squash that’s as nutritious as it is lovely.
PHOTO: 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.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Female Squash Flowers
Female flowers  sit on top of new, baby squash.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
Sunburst Pattypan Squash
‘Sunburst’ is a tasty pattypan squash variety.
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.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Summer Squash Recipes
Newly opened yellow-orange squash blossoms taste like mild spinach, and are a wonderful addition to omelets.
ROSALIND CREASY











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