Zucchini Gold Rush - McKenzie Seeds

Zucchini Gold Rush - McKenzie Seeds

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Cucurbita pepo

  • Hybrid
  • Succulent & tender
  • Days to Maturity: 49 days
  • 5 to 12 days to germination 
  • To obtain the best harvest possible, pick this variety when fruit is young.

Gold Rush Zucchini is a straight and smooth fruit that grows 18-20 cm (7-8") in length. Gold Rush boasts golden yellow skin and a wonderfully tender and creamy-white flesh. The high yields of this delicious zucchini are tasty in salads, breads, baked, or stir-fried.

1.5g. (Approx. 8-10 seeds)


After all danger of frost, in a sunny location, sow a few seeds spaced evenly over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When the plants are 3 inches tall, thin by cutting all but the 3 strongest seedlings per hill. To avoid weeding, mulch heavily around plants and in the rows.

Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")

Planting Spacing: 3 per hill

Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')

Best when planted in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Transplants should only go into the garden once soil is completely warmed.

Sow seeds 2.5 cm (1″) deep and sow 5-6 seeds per hill or 5 cm (2″) apart. Plants should be spaced/thinned to 2 or 3 of the strongest plants per hill or 15 cm (6″) apart. Rows should be spaced 1.5-1.8 m (5-6′) apart. Seeds germinate in approximately 5-12 days.

Keep soil adequately moist throughout the season and give plants a nice deep watering once a week.

Water around the base of the plant and be careful to avoid splashing dirt onto the leaves which can transfer diseases from the soil to the plants.

Harvesting and Storage For best quality and flavor, zucchinis should be harvested when young. Most varieties are best picked when fruits are approximately 10-20 cm (4-8”) long.

Regular harvesting will increase the yield.

Zucchinis that get overly large are perfectly suited for muffins and breads.

Like other summer squashes, zucchinis do not keep for a long time. Refrigerate and use within a week.

Preparation Ideas: Try replacing thinly sliced zucchini strips (with skin on) for noodles in lasagna.

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