What about crookneck squash and pattypans? "The yellow crookneck summer squash can present thicker, waxier skin and seeds, as it is usually left to mature longer to produce the curved neck. I think this variety has given yellow summer squash its reputation because it really can't be compared to classic zucchini.
Famously prolific summer squash plants bring plenty of zucchini, yellow crookneck, and pattypan squash into our lives at this time of year. The mild-tasting, versatile vegetable (okay, technically a fruit) is equally delicious in savory and sweet dishes.
Ronde de Nice is a French, round zucchini with pale green skin that ripens to dark green. Its vine will ramble about 3 feet (1 metre) in each direction, and grow 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm) tall. Harvest the Zucchini when they are the size of an orange, around 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) wide. Don't let them grow much over 4 inches (10 cm) wide.
If your zucchini is really the shape of traditional zucchini you may have gotten the wrong seed and actually be growing a traditional zucchini. 8ball doesn't change shape the female blossoms have tiny round balls before the flower and after polination the balls become larger and the flower falls off, like in the picture above.
'Zephyr' is a straightneck summer squash. 'Zephyr' has a yellow stem end and is pale green at the blossom end. Faint white stripes run the length of this squash. Zephyr is a hybrid of a yellow crookneck with a squash that is a cross between the Delicata and yellow Acorn squashes. It has a slightly bowed neck about 5 to 8 inches (13-20 cm) long.