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Our California registration number is: 37-1293 Organically grown.
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Zephyr squash sports a two-tone, colorful, tender skin and a mild flavor, with creamy, sweet flesh. Sometimes green on the top and bottom with yellow in the middle, this squash can also make its debut simply half green and half yellow. Zephyr Squash is sold from baby size to a full grown squash.
Zephyr squash is available in the summer.
Baby Zephyr squash is of the species, Cucurbita pepo, along with other squashes, gourds and pumpkins. There are essentially three types of squash: constricted neck, zucchini and winter. Zephyr is a highly productive hybrid summer variety and constricted neck type of squash. Although, used as a vegetable in the culinary landscape, botanically
Zephyr squash may be steamed, baked, roasted or sauteed. They may also be eaten raw, out of hand as well as thinly sliced or shaved. Pair with other summer vegetables, fresh herbs and cheeses, citrus, poultry, seafood, greens and nuts. Most summer squash will keep refrigerated, for one week.
The Zephyr squash was developed from a Yellow crookneck squash variety and another hybrid squash that is a cross between an acorn squash and a Delicata squash. Dubbed garden overachievers, summer squash varieties are considered easy to grow, thriving in full sun, warm weather and rich moist organic soil. Summer squash varieties (free of pests, specifically vine borers) will bear at least two to three abundant harvests of fruit per season.