SQUASH FACT SHEETS

Summer Squash Varieties

Bossa Nova

Bush Type

This new squash hybrid has a different look that catches the eye. The flesh is smooth with a sweet mild taste. The compact plant produces fruit two weeks earlier than other squash in this class. Bossa Nova is more 

disease and virus resistant than

 many other squash. 

Early Bulam

Vining Type

 A Korean summer squash hybrid nicknamed avocado squash because of its appearance. A vigorous vine that producing 

oval fruit with thin, glossy, light green skin, and flesh that is similar to zucchini. Harvest as soon as 8 days after flowering. Ripe fruits measure about 4" in diameter, are 5-6" in length, and weigh about 14 oz. 

Teot Bat Put

Vining Type

Summer squash with glossy deep green skin, light yellow flesh, and a wonderful, sweet flavor. Often called avocado squash because of its shape. It has moderate plant vigor, it is easy to grow and has good fruit set due to short internode spacing and a narrow stem. Ripe fruits measure about 4" in diameter and about 6" in length.

Early White  Scallop

Bush Type

This squash variety is often referred to as “White Patty Pan”. It is an extremely old squash variety that predates the commercial seed trade, dating back to the early 1700’s. The plant has bush style growth producing pan shaped, scalloped, green fruits that turn white as they ripen. Fruit are typically 6 to 8 inches across.

Winter Squash Varieties

Long Island Cheese

Vining Type

A longtime favorite on Long Island, very popular for pies. Flat, lightly ribbed fruit looks like wheels of cheese, with buff-colored skin. A very good keeper, of excellent quality, 6-10 lbs each; a beautiful heirloom variety.

Spaghetti Squash

Vining Type

This Japanese strain open-pollinate variety has spaghetti-like flesh after it is boiled or baked. Harvest when fruit reaches 6"- 8" in diameter. For a low-calorie "pasta" meal, bake or boil, then fork out the yellow flesh and serve with spaghetti sauce.

Winter Luxury

Vining Type

Introduced in 1893, often called Livingston’s Pie Squash. 

Fruits average 6 pounds. The orange rind is covered in delicate netting; flesh is smooth, sweet, and fiber-free. It's not the best keeper, so enjoy it by Thanksgiving. 

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