Precocious, distinctive slender fruits are yellow with faint white stripes and light green blossom ends. Harvest young at 4-6″ for unusually delicious nutty taste and firm texture. Big, open plant is high yielding. Sometimes Zephyr’s earliest fruits are yellow with green stripes. A straightneck type often with a slight curve at its neck that is the product of the yellow crookneck in its breeding.
Plant roughly 12 inches apart and pick almost everyday. You need more than one plant to get fruit. You may also plant in succession for a continuous supply. Remove dying or diseased leaves and put in the trash.
Tender, will not survive frost. Pick squash when they are small for best flavor. Male blossoms typically precede females by about a week. Females have a bulge at the base of the blossom, an early stage of the fruit forming.