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.