Summer squash is a type of squash normally harvested when it is still immature. This means the rind of these small yellow squashes is still very tender and can be eaten along with the flesh inside. The name often relates to the fact that these small squash have a much shorter storage life than fully matured squashes. Another variation of the summer squash would be zucchini.
The most common variety of summer squash arriving in our warehouse is often called Pattypan squash. Often just a few inches in diameter this tender squash can be used in several ways. You can roast it, stir-fry it or boil it. In some cultures it is also pickled in sweetened vinegar.