Can yellow squash get too big to eat?

Chef's answer
If you wait too long and the squash get too big, the seeds will be large, tough and hard to eat and the flesh won't be quite as tender. Large summer squash are still edible and taste almost as good as young squash. But because of the texture of the flesh and seeds, more mature squash are less desirable.
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  • Fill dutch oven or pot with one to two inches of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Place squash in a steamer basket or colander and sprinkle with salt. Place basket or colander in pot and cover. Do not reduce heat.
  • Allow to steam for about 7-10 minutes, until you can pierce with a fork.
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