Dark Green Zucchini is a most popular and versatile squash. This cylindrical fruit 15–18 cm (6-7?) in length is very easy to grow. The creamy white flesh is firm, flavorful, and terrific for baking nutritious cakes, breads, or muffins. Also great raw and sautéed. Even the flowers are edible!
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: The peel is crunch with a soft, spongy flesh
Preparation Ideas: Preheat oven to 350. Toss zucchini slices with olive oil, Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and bake for 5 mins. Turn oven to broil and broil zucchini for a few minutes until cheese has melted and zucchini is tender crisp. Watch closely to prevent zucchini from burning.
Days to Germination: 5 to 12 days
Days to Maturity: 52 days
Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
Instructions: 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.
Suggestions: Pick summer squash early and often. Not picking will stop the production of the plants. Ready to harvest just after blossom falls from fruit and fruit can be easily dented with a thumbnail.
Product Weight: 3.5 grams