We don't have Cocozelle and Dark Star this year, but are excited to bring on San Pasquale, an Italian heirloom with great flavor.
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.