Note on availability for 2021: This was a difficult year for squash seed growers. We are not able to get some of our favorites like Cocozelle and Dark Star. Check back later.
All squashes are tender annuals that cannot stand frost and love heat. Summer squash is used fresh in summer. Winter squash stores at room temperature for several months to eat in winter. No squash is grown in winter, except in frost-free zones. All squash freezes well after cooking. You can cook more than you want for a meal and freeze the extra with no loss in quality.