Squash Round Yellow Description/Taste
Squash Round Yellows similar in color and taste to the oblong, yellow straight neck squash. It has a mild creamy white flesh and a bright yellow skin that is tender and sweet. They generally range in size from one to four inches in diameter. The more petite sized squash have the sweetest and most flavorful flesh, while the larger sizes are firmer, but excellent for stuffing. Squash that mature to be larger than four inches have a tendency to develop a woody texture and hard inedible seeds.
Squash Round Yellow is available in the summer months.
Squash Round Yellow squash is botanically classified as part of Cucurbita pepo and a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a hybrid summer squash variety with an almost perfectly round shape, hence the name. This bright yellow skinned cultivar is sometimes called a One ball squash due to their similarity to the one ball in billiards. With ideal growing conditions the green “star” bordering the stem or blossom end of the squash will become more pronounced.
Yellow eight ball squash contains some vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and magnesium, nutrients which are found mostly in the bright yellow skin of the squash. They also offer dietary fiber and high water content.
Yellow eight ball squash can be subsisted for gold bar squash, yellow crook neck or even classic zucchini in many recipes. When young and petite it can be roasted or skewered and grilled whole. More mature squash will be the ideal size for scooping out, stuffing and baking. Slice thin and combine with the green or white variants of the eight ball squash for a unique presentation. Alternate slices for an attractive zucchini tart or ratatouille. Its delicate flavor pairs well with corn, tomato, fresh herbs, eggplant, sausage, pasta, and cheeses such as parmesan, feta and mozzarella. To store keep Yellow eight ball squash dry and refrigerated until ready to use. For best flavor and texture use Yellow eight ball squash within one week.