Yellow Eightball Squash
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Yellow eight ball squash is similar in color and taste to the oblong, yellow straight neck squash. It has a mild creamy white flesh and a bright yellow skin that is tender and sweet. They range in size from one to four inches in diameter. The more petite sized squash have the sweetest and most flavorful flesh, while the larger sizes are firmer but excellent for stuffing. Squash that matures to be larger than four inches has a tendency to develop a woody texture and hard, inedible seeds.
Yellow Eight Ball squash is available in the summer months.
The Yellow eight ball squash is botanically classified as part of Cucurbita pepo and a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a hybrid summer squash variety with an almost perfectly round shape, hence the name. This bright yellow skinned cultivar is sometimes called a One ball squash due to their similarity to the one ball in billiards. With ideal growing conditions the green "star" bordering the stem or blossom end of the squash will become more pronounced.