Most popular of the straightneck squashes! Bush type plants produce high yields of creamy yellow skinned, straight fruits that are slightly smaller at the stem end. Can be planted close together. Good yielder. Best picked at 4-7"L or smaller for baby squash. Sometimes this fruit will turn green on aging vines or late plantings, especially when stress conditions are present. Harvest frequently to promote new production. Versatile squash can be eaten raw, pickled or cooked in many dishes including sweet breads. Favorite for Fresh Markets and Home Gardens.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.