The squash is most tender when relatively immature; it is generally served when it is no more than two to three inches in diameter. In fine cuisine, its tender flesh is sometimes scooped out and mixed with flavorings, such as garlic, prior to reinsertion; the scooped-out husk of a patty pan also is sometimes used as a decorative container for other foods.
a bush type plant
easy to grow
rarely bothered by insects
Creamy texture and very flavorful
Harvesting time : approximately 49 days