USU Student Organic Farm
Summer squash is a soft-shelled vegetable with a whiter meat inside. It is fairly common and easy to grow about anywhere as long as there is a warm season. There are over twenty varieties of summer squash. This year on the farm we have crookneck squash (the light yellow squash with a curved neck), magna squash (the wide green one with light green stripes), yellow zucchini, and green zucchini. Summer squash is actually picked when it is still immature. Because of this the outer skin can be eaten unlike some other types of squash. It is best when smaller as it has a better flavor and smaller seeds. Summer squash varieties are mild and take on the flavor of whatever you have with them, so they can be hidden or eaten with about anything.
Sherwood, Brianne and Inman, Elizabeth, "Summer Squash" (2011). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 12.