Summer squash: Yellow s/n.
Summer Squash: Yellow s/n.

Known as Straightneck squash, yellow summer squash, though that nomenclature is not wholly accurate.

The crookneck squash looks similar but has a crooked neck

It has mildly sweet and watery flesh, and thin tender skins that can be left on the fruit for many types of recipes.

It was almost certainly domesticated in the eastern United States, although other variants of the same species (zucchini or italian squash and pumpkin) were domesticated in Mesoamerica.

This squash grows on vined plants reaching 60–90 cm (2.0 to 3.0 ft) in height that thrive in mild weather.

Its well known as an item in American cooking where it is grilled, fried, microwaved, steamed, boiled, or baked, often used in recipes interchangeably with zucchini.

A good yellow summer squash will be small and firm with tender skin free of blemishes and bruising.

It is available all year long in some regions, but is at its peak from early through late summer.

GreenPoint’s Yellow Squash and other Summer Squash: Italian and grey take 1000 acres out of cultivation and are commercialized from September to June.

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