Germ 7-10 days
A new twist on the summer squash, this zucchini has a small baseball-size fruit that is just right for one serving. Stuff with your favorite filling and serve as an appetizer or main dish, or use as you would other zucchini in your best recipes. Pick when 3” in diameter, before the seeds have started to form. Bushy plants produce dozens of squash. Flavor is still great if allowed to get larger. 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.