Germ 7-10 days
This tasty zucchini grows like squash and will need a lot of room for its 15’ runners. Light yellow-green fruit is slender with a bulbous end and should be harvested at about 10”. Leaving it on the vine can produce variously twisted squash specimens 3’ long and 6” wide and can be used like a winter squash. Firmer than the zucchini we’re used to; flavor is mild and delicious. Can be grown up a very strong trellis. Tolerates squash vine borer. 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.