Winter squash is also a warm-season vegetable, although this type is harvested when fully mature and it's skin has hardened. At this stage, squash can be stored in a cool, dry storage area for the winter (hence the name). They are mostly vining type plants and need lots of room. They can be trellised to save space in the garden.
Plant in the spring after the last chance of frost in a rich, well-drained soil, in full sun.
Note: All squash flowers are edible.
Summer Squash (50 to 65 days to harvest)
Early Yellow Summer Crookneck (open-pollinated, curved neck)
Early Prolific Straightneck (open-pollinated, light cream color, straight fruit)
White Bush Scallop (Patty Pan type, pale green color, tender)
Sunburst (hybrid, yellow color)
Zucchini (open pollinated)
Black Zucchini (greenish black color, white flesh)
Cocozelle (dark green color with light green stripes, long, slender fruit)
Winter Squash (80 to 100 days to harvest)
Vegetable Spaghetti (light yellow color, oblong fruit, good for storing)
Pasta (yellowish cream fruit, good flavor)
Butterbush (1 - 2 pound fruit, bush, early)
Ultra (6 - 10 pound fruit, large leaf canopy)
Cream of the Crop (hybrid, white acorn type, smooth)
Ebony (dark green color; flaky flesh, early)
True Winter Squash
Buttercup (3 - 4 pound fruit, dark green color, sweet flesh)
Delicious (5 - 12 pound fruit, large, top-shaped, green or gold color)