Can you identify this vegetable squash? Didn't know if it was winter or...
Can you identify this vegetable squash? Didn't know if it was winter or summer variety. Thank you!
Howard County Maryland vegetables
If you planted it this year, this looks like a very over-mature summer scallop-edged squash called 'patty pan'. They are usually picked when they are much smaller. They are tender and buttery tasting, even when tiny and are good steamed/boiled until tender. Some people allow them to grow to about baseball? softball? size and then slice, bread and pan-fry them as well.
If you didn't plant it this year and it was a 'volunteer' which was from a seed open-pollinated last season, it could be a cross of mixed heritage, but certainly patty-pan is one of the parents.