Neither summer squash or cucumber require much care, but both will yield lots of vegetables per plant. There are three main varieties of summer squash: crookneck, pattypan, and zucchini. At Civano Nursery we carry a huge selection of all the popular and unique varieties.
- Crookneck are slender golden yellow squash that are bullbous at the blossom end and curve into their stems.
- Pattypan can be pale green, yellow or white and are flying saucer shaped with horizontal ridge around the center – very trendy at restaurants right now
- Zucchini range from dark green to deep yellow and are the most popular of the summer squash. Although generally cylindrical, they can also be spherical hybrids as well.
There are two types of cucumber – slicing or pickling.
These have smooth, thick green skin and are longer than pickling cucumbers. The can be eaten raw.
These are wrinkly and thinner skinned than slicing cucumbers. The can also be eaten raw.