Seasonal Spotlight: Lemon Squash

Seasonal Spotlight: Lemon Squash

Regina Yunghans
Aug 2, 2010

We're actually nearing the end of the best time to harvest lemon squash, as you want to pick it before it grows too large with thick skin and big seeds. But we saw it show up in local CSA boxes recently and wanted to bring the lovely little squash to your attention here:

Lemon squash is an heirloom variety of summer squash that tastes just like its cousin, the longer straightneck yellow squash. But its round, squat shape makes it perfect for stuffing or simply slicing and grilling (we've even heard of them being sliced very thin and dried into chips!).

Harvest lemon squash when it's the same size and color as its namesake - the lemon - and it's at its best with small seeds and tender skin. Here are a few sources for locating the heirloom seeds to get these started in your garden next year:

Related: Summer Squash: 15 Spectacular Recipes for Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Pattypan & More

(Image: Ozark Gardens)

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