Germ 7-10 days
The name says it all – for eastern growers this zucchini is money in the bank. High yields of middling green, cylindrical fruits display a few yellowish flecks. The eight inch squash are delicious. Plants are upright and open for ease of harvest. So why not take the advice of market growers on this one and get bushels of zucchini from a few hills? 20 seeds
Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”.
Harvest- Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Sow every few weeks for a continuous supply.