Answer: Different varieties of summer squash can certainly take different lead times; zucchini are usually among the first to produce. Harvest size is a matter of personal preference, but the small ones (say four inches long) are delicious and considered a gourmet item in many instances. The more you pick the more fruits the plant will produce. If you allow the squash to get bigger on the plant, the plant will produce proportionately fewer fruits. Keep an eye on them though because it seems like they grow literally overnight and in no time you can find one big tough old baseball bat in there!
Q&A Library Searching Tips