Growing Non-GMO Golden Zucchini Summer Squash Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11
- Days to Maturity: 55-65
- Days to Germination: 4-14
- Seeding Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 36-48"
- Row Spacing: 36-48"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Leafy branching mound
- Soil Preference: Medium moist, organic, fertile, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 60-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Golden Zucchini Color: Bright golden skin just like a crookneck
- Golden Zucchini Flavor: Brightly sweet, tender, and crunchy
- Pests and Diseases: Monitor regularly for disease-carry pests such as squash bugs, squash borers, and cucumber beetles.
How to Grow Golden Zucchini Summer Squash from Seed
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.
Golden Zucchini 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.
Zucchini Gold Summer Squash can be directly sown into the ground with temperatures reach 70 °F. Golden Zucchini will grow into a bush shape and could even be planted in a large container. Wait for zucchinis to reach 6-8” inches before harvesting. Often flavor will suffer as zucchini gets larger.
Harvesting Golden Zucchini 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.
About Golden Zucchini Summer Squash Seeds
Cucurbita pepo. (55-65 Days) Golden zucchini was introduced in the 1973 by the W. Atlee Burppee seed company.
Golden Zucchini is a compact bush type plant that is perfect for those with limited space in their gardens.
It is a prolific producer of dazzling gold zucchinis that can grow over 10", but are tastiest when eaten at this size or smaller. This also encourages more fruit to grow.
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There are so many uses for Gold Zucchini. It can be sliced and sauteed with olive oil and preferred seasoning. It can be grated and put into baked goods like breads and muffins. Golden Zucchini can also be breaded and fried and served with marinara. There also many casserole recipes involving the delicious summer treat.
Zucchini provides a lot of nutritional value for how low calorie it is. Some of the zucchini nutrients are vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, manganese, and potassium. Zucchini skin has most of the nutrients, and the inside of the zucchini is full of water. So zucchini is a great vegetable to eat for hydration as well. The summer garden needs an easy zucchini plant for all of the types of foods you can eat.
Golden Zucchini Squash Seeds Per Package:
- 7 g - Packet - Approx 55 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 230 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 920 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 3,680 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 18,400 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 92,000 Seeds
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