What are the pros? Easy to grow, prolific, taasty
What are the cons? Needs lots of space
This year I did a "trial" of six different squash varieties - 2 plants each of white pattypan, three different zucchinis, yellow crookneck, and this one. The Lemon Squash has far surpassed all the others in productivity. All started producing in early summer, and this squash is still putting on fruit in the middle of August, but only an occasional squash on the yellow crookneck and one zucchini.
These are better picked at the Lemon size. At that stage, they have small seeds and taste like a crookneck squash minus the neck, and they are yummy cooked any way you'd traditionally cook yellow squash. When they get larger, about the size of a baseball, the seeds get larger and tough, but they are still good stuffed and baked. They grow fast, and if you don't keep watch, you'll find almost cantaloupe-sized ones that look like small yellow and orange striped pumpkins. I peeled and seeded them, minced finely, and along with some onions, turned them into squash relish. These are a must grow!
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