#thursdaythrive Crookneck Squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#thursdaythrive   Crookneck Squash

  • Yellow Crookneck squash is a summer variety of squash and botanically a member of Cucurbita pepo. The Crookneck type is a squash predominately found in North America and prior to the arrival of the zucchini was the dominant summer squash grown.
  • Yellow Crookneck squash is available year-round with a peak season in the summer months.
  • Yellow Crookneck squash contains carotenoids which are responsible not only for the vivid yellow hue of the squash but can also act as antioxidants in the human body.
  • Crookneck type squashes are believed to be one of the oldest varieties of summer squash and documentation of them dates back to Colonial America.