The variety is a bush type called ‘Gold Rush’, by the way. These zukes are in a half-barrel, which might account for their earliness. I’ve also had a major veggie garden epiphany recently– if you want bees in your vegetable garden, plant lavender! My lavender plants are like one giant beehive right now and yes, I do happen to have blooming lavender right next to my squash plants.
I’m thinking… sliced and sauteed in a little olive oil with salt and cracked pepper.