Golden Zucchini Summer Squash - The Color of Sunshine
An easy to grow 3-4' tall bush bearing bright-golden, medium long and slender cylindrical fruits. Excellent flavor, fruit is creamy white inside. Best to pick fruits at 4-6" long. Great for gardens with limited space.
A versatile summer treat from your garden, not as productive as the green zucchinis but with more flavor. Side dress with fertilizer when fruits form to increase yield.
Introduced in 1973 by W. Atlee Burpee Co.
Summer Squash is one of the oldest known crops—it was found in 10,000 year old archaeological sites in Mexico. Its cultivation in the southern and eastern U.S. and some highlands of Central America dates back to at least 2700 BC. The remarkable diversity was already present in pre-Columbian times.
It is used fresh, grilled, cooked in soups or even used in pies.
Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4' apart. Thin to the best 2-3 plants. Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.
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