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45-50 days. Zucchini Grey Summer Squash Seeds. Cucurbita pepo. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. An Old World heirloom native to Italy, the Zucchini Grey summer squash has been a Mediterranean favorite since the early 1800s. Since then, Zucchini Grey squash seeds have lent itself to numerous seasonal hybrids and cultivars of Italian summer squash. Unlike plain green varieties of squash seeds, Zucchini Grey boasts a uniquely striped skin very similar to a Greyzinni hybrid. ~200 seeds/oz.
Summer squash thrives from frequent harvests and, if left unattended for even a day or two, will surprise with huge fruit. Summer squash seeds are a full sun staple able to be sown directly after final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 squash seeds 1" deep per cell, 4-6" apart in organic, moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0.
Whether transplanting or sowing direct, plant summer squash seeds on 6-8" tall mounds of soil to accommodate heavy vegetation. Seeds germinate in 4-14 days, thinning out best starts and indoors transplants to 24-36" apart per mound. Summer squash benefits from a top layer of mulch to help cool soil and roots. Fertilize after the first set of blooms appear and again during fruiting stage. Squash becomes starchy and less flavorful when 18-24" long.
Zucchini Grey Summer Squash in the Vegetable Garden
Summer squash boasts one of the most productive, reliable, and fastest growing crops available in the summer. Whether zucchini, crookneck, cousa, or Mexican squash, once these sun-loving squashes start fruiting, they"ll continue producing non-stop all the way until the frost. Summer squash thrives from frequent harvests and, if left unattended for even a day or two, is notorious for spitting out unexpected 18-24" monsters when you weren"t looking.
This high-yielding, productive zucchini squash is a hearty crop and a godsend to the novice gardener. Grey seed zucchini is ready to be sown directly into the soil, or outdoors in peat pots a week after the final frost. It is mildly spiny, making bare-handed harvesting painless
Seedlings can be sown in hills of two, 8-10" apart. Corn is a companion plant that discourages diseases. Avoid watering leaves; instead water from the bottom.
Harvesting Zucchini Grey Summer Squash
Summer squash is one of the fastest, most productive crops in the garden and, with frequent harvests, will continue to produce all the way until the frost. Most varieties are ready to harvest 50-60 days from sowing or ideally when 6-8" long. Summer squash will quickly reach a starchy and less flavorful 18-24" long if not harvested promptly. Using shears or a knife, carefully clip off fruits at the stem. Do not harvest young and tender squash by twisting or pulling.
Squash will be ready to harvest in 58 days, and you can harvest every couple of days. Best harvested at 5-7". If you are harvesting squash blossoms, harvest in the morning.
About Zucchini Grey Summer Squash Seeds
Cucurbita pepo. (45-50 Days). Grey Zucchini is an old variety with a great taste like many heirlooms.
It is very heat resistant, adaptable to most regions and thrives in dry arid regions.
Excellent squash type to try for dry farming.
The fruit is medium grey with silvery speckles.
Grey zucchini is smooth and straight.
Perfect for farmers market.
Refrigerate in plastic bags for about two weeks. Freezing is a good choice which preserves squash for about three to four months. Squash consists of, and plentiful in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, K, B6, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and others. These seeds will be sustained for roughly four years.
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