Sunburst is a perfect name for this golden yellow colored pattypan squash variety.
Sunburst squash is a hybrid variety that’s extremely easy to grow and can be sown directly into the garden after the soil has thoroughly warmed in late spring.
Unusual and Beautiful Squash for the Home Garden
Pattypan squash can be cultivated just as you would grow the common zucchini varieties. The most unique feature of the pattypans is their shape, and in the case of Sunburst, its rich golden color.
Sunburst squash really stands out in the garden due to its bright yellow color. Another great feature is that this squash variety can be allowed to grow very large without becoming tough on the outside or mealy inside.
Harvesting and Using Sunburst Pattypan Squash
They’re also flexible so you can harvest sunburst squash at whatever size you prefer. At two to three inches they make great baby vegetables. But even when harvested in the eight to ten inch range this pattypan squash remains tender and delicious.
Sunburst can also be grown to produce squash blossoms for stuffing or use in other gourmet recipes. Keeping the fruits picked will encourage the production of additional blossoms and squashes.
Sunburst pattypan squash is mild flavored and can be sliced and added to a raw vegetable tray. They can also be cooked in a variety of simple ways including: steamed, grilled, sauteed, or even stuffed with ingredients such as wild rice and gourmet mushrooms.
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