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I thought I was growing the kind of yellow squash that is basically just like zucchini. Instead, what I'm getting are these yellow gourd-like vegetables with bumpy, thick skin and big seeds inside. And of course I did not save the seed package.
 

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Are you maybe thinking of a golden hubbard squash?<br>
Sort of football shaped things, if a football could grow to be up tp 20" in diameter?<br>
If so, all you do is cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and bake it with some butter. I like to add lemon juice and garlic as well. Scoop out the insides and eat. Yum. Oh, and if you do get a 20" wide, 25 lbs squash, just scoop it out and use it as a pumpkin.
 

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It could be yellow crookneck squash, which is technically a summer squash. I think I grew them once thinking they would be more like yellow zucchini. I sliced them and sauteed them like zucchini but it might be best to peel them since the skin gets thick and tough. And the large seeds are bothersome too.
 

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I sounds like I am growing a yellow crookneck squash. I have tried sauteeing them, but the seeds are not very tasty. However, if I skin it and scoop out the seeds, there's not much squash left! I'm going to try letting it grow bigger, maybe that will help.<br><br>
I wish it was a yellow hubbard squash. That sounds much tastier than what I've got going here...
 

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It sounds like yellow crookneck squash, and if so, you have to pick it small, probably smaller than you can let zukes get.<br><br>
If the seeds are big and the skin is tough, it's pretty much inedible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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