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When used for food, zucchini are usually picked when under 20 cm (8 in) in length, when the seeds are still soft and immature. Mature zucchini can be 1 m (40 in) long or more. These larger ones often have mature seeds and hard skins, requiring peeling and seeding. A zucchini with the flowers attached is a sign of a truly fresh and immature fruit, and it is especially sought after for its sweeter flavor.[17]

Unlike cucumber, zucchini is usually served cooked. It can be prepared using a variety of cooking techniques, including steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried, or incorporated in other recipes such as soufflés. Zucchini can also be baked into a zucchini bread,[18] similar to banana bread, or incorporated into a cake mix to make zucchini cake, similar to carrot cake. Its flowers can be eaten stuffed and are a delicacy when deep fat fried (e.g., tempura).

Zucchini has a delicate flavor and requires little more than quick cooking with butter or olive oil, with or without fresh herbs.[19] The skin is left in place. Quick cooking of barely wet zucchini in oil or butter allows the fruit to partially boil and steam, with the juices concentrated in the final moments of frying when the water has gone, prior to serving. Zucchini can also be eaten raw, sliced or shredded, in a cold salad, as well as lightly cooked in hot salads, as in Thai or Vietnamese recipes. Mature (larger sized) zucchini are well suited for cooking in breads.

Zucchinis can be cut with a spiralizer into noodle-like spirals and used as a low-carbohydrate substitute for pasta or noodles, often referred to as 'Zoodles'.

In Bulgaria, zucchini may be fried and then served with a dip, made from yogurt, garlic, and dill. Another popular dish is oven-baked zucchini—sliced or grated—covered with a mixture of eggs, yogurt, flour, and dill.

In Egypt, zucchini may be cooked with tomato sauce, garlic, and onions.

In France, zucchini is a key ingredient in ratatouille, a stew of summer vegetable-fruits and vegetables prepared in olive oil and cooked for an extended time over low heat. The dish, originating near present-day Nice, is served as a side dish or on its own at lunch with bread. Zucchini may be stuffed with meat or with other fruits such as tomatoes or bell peppers in a dish called courgette farcie (stuffed zucchini).

In Greece, zucchini is usually fried or stewed with other fruits (often green chili peppers and eggplants). It is served as an hors d'œuvre or as a main dish, especially during fasting seasons. Zucchini is also stuffed with minced meat, rice, and herbs and served with avgolemono sauce. In several parts of Greece, the flowers of the plant are stuffed with white cheese, usually feta or mizithra, or with a mixture of rice, herbs, and occasionally minced meat. They are then deep-fried or baked in the oven with tomato sauce.

In Italy, zucchini is served in a variety of ways: fried, baked, boiled, or deep fried, alone or in combination with other ingredients. At home and in some restaurants, it is possible to eat the flowers, as well, deep-fried, known as fiori di zucca (cf. pumpkin flower fritter).

In the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, zucchini is often stuffed and called dolma. It is also used in various stews, both with and without meat, including ladera.

In Mexico, the flower (known as flor de calabaza) is often cooked in soups or used as a filling for quesadillas. The fruit is used in stews, soups (i.e. caldo de res, de pollo, or de pescado, mole de olla, etc.) and other preparations. The flower, as well as the fruit, is eaten often throughout Latin America.

Sliced zucchini for preparation of salad

In Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries, zucchini usually is coated in flour or semolina and then fried or baked in vegetable oil, served with sour cream. Another popular recipe is "zucchini caviar", a squash spread made from thermically processed zucchini, carrots, onions and tomato paste, produced either at home or industrially as a vegetable preserve.

In Turkey, zucchini is the main ingredient in the popular dish mücver, or "zucchini pancakes", made from shredded zucchini, flour, and eggs, lightly fried in olive oil and eaten with yogurt. They are also often used in kebabs along with various meats. The flowers are also used in a cold dish, where they are stuffed with a rice mix with various spices and nuts and stewed.

In 2005, a poll of 2,000 people revealed it to be Britain's 10th favorite culinary vegetable.

Stuffed zucchini is found in many cuisines. Typical stuffings in the Middle Eastern family of dolma include rice, onions, tomato, and sometimes meat.

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Straightneck Yellow Zucchini, Cucurbita Pepo, Summer Squash - [ Seed2Go - Canada ] - VG-SNQ - Zucchini
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Straightneck Yellow Zucchini, Cucurbita Pepo, Summer Squash


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Straightneck squash is a cultivated variety of Cucurbita pepo grown as a type of summer squash that is usually yellow-colored. It is also known as yellow squash, though other squashes, such as crookneck squash, may also be known by that name.

This yellow squash has been the standard for squash for generations.

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Tastes great served raw with dips or fresh in salads. Delicious when steamed or stir-fried. Wonderful when wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Early prolific squash highly adaptable to many areas. Tastiest harvested when squash are 7" long or smaller

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

 

Black Beauty Zucchini, Organic, Summer Squash, Cucurbita Pepo - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-DBBL - Zucchini
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Black Beauty Zucchini, Organic, Summer Squash, Cucurbita Pepo


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Summer Squash Black Beauty produces a huge crop of tender zucchini squash during the summer. Harvest zucchini squash when the fruits are small. This will result in a more tender and flavorful squash. Easy to grow and a great choice for the beginner gardener. 

Zucchini seeds can be planted directly into the garden soil.

Plant seed directly into garden soil 2-3 weeks after the last frost date. 

Make mounds of rich soil 2' apart and plant 2 seeds on top 1/2" deep. Later thin to 1 plant per mound. Keep well watered and fertilized throughout the growing season. Mulching can be useful in conserving moisture and minimizing the presence of weeds. Grow in full sun. 

Harvest your zucchini when they are 6-8" long. Cut them gently from the vine. They blend in with leaf stems so if they do grow too big remove them a put in the compost pile. 

Cucurbita pepo. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, Non-GMO. Harvest in 55 days. 

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

Golden Yellow Zucchini Organic, Summer Squash, Golden Zucchini


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Slender fruit is bright golden-yellow. They are as delicious as they are attractive; bush plants.

Zucchini is a versatile squash rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. It may offer several health benefits, ranging from improved digestion to a lower risk of heart disease. Zucchini may aid your bones, thyroid, and prostate. If you're curious, try adding this soft, mild fruit to your diet today. Besides the color, the main difference between the two vegetables is the shape. Zucchini is straight, while yellow squash has a fat bottom and tapers towards the neck. 

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

 

Baby Grey Zucchini - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-BBZ - Zucchini
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Baby Grey Zucchini


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Grey zucchini are summer squash with greyish-green skin, light green flesh, and tiny edible seeds. They have a delicate flavour and can be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of ways. Shred zucchini for muffins, breads, and cakes, or grill and serve as a perfect summer side dish.

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

Trumpet Zucchini, Italian, Professional, Tromboncino Summer Squash


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This wonderful Italian heirloom summer squash is a vigorous climbing vine, producing many 12 to 15-inch, lime-green fruits with a curvaceous trumpet shape and a delicate mild taste with a hint of nutty artichoke flavor. Trombetta's flesh is seedless and firm and doesn't get watery or mushy like regular zucchini. The rambling plants will soon cover a trellis, fence or stakes with fruits

Golden Yellow Zucchini, Summer Squash, Golden Zucchini


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Slender fruit is bright sweet golden-yellow. They are as delicious as they are attractive; bush plants.

Summer Squash - a broad term used to describe soft squash varieties such as zucchini and patty pan squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost anywhere in full sun. Wait until any threat of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to about 70 F before planting, as these tender squash varieties are extremely sensitive to frost and light freezes. Perfect for containers, most summer squash grow on short, compact vines that don’t require trellising or staking, unlike the sprawling vines of most winter squash and pumpkins. Rather than growing baseball bat-sized zucchini—which can be bland, full of seeds, and woody—harvest squash when fruit is small and tender and your plants will keep producing right up to frost.

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

 

Costata Romanesco Zucchini, Italian Ribbed Zucchini


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Romanesco zucchini seeds produce fruits that have a very pleasant nutty taste and a presence that transcends the world of ordinary zucchini. Technically, Romanesco is a type of cocozelle squash, as it develops a bulbous end - zucchinis are traditionally evenly thick along their length.

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

Packet: 9-10 grams of seed

 

White Long Zucchini, Bianco Di Trieste Zucchini, Sicilian Italy


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One of the most vigorous and productive courgette varieties. We have grown for several years on our farm and this is excellent and recommended. This stunning slightly ribbed, courgette variety produces lots of classic long straight shaped zucchini, pale green almost white. Very productive and early perfect either cooked with olive oil or grated raw in salads. sliced for BBQ kebab vegetable. Italian Bush variety, easy to pick

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

Packet: 9-10 grams of seed

 

 

Dark Green Zucchini, Summer Squash


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A vegetable garden stalwart for decades, the Dark Green Zucchini – or Summer Squash – is a must. This variety is a very reliable producer of easy-to-grow and delicious zucchini. Harvest at around 6 to 8 inches long.

Open, erect plants are nearly spineless resulting in less damage to fruit during harvest. Dark-skinned zucchinis are popular in the western regions.

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

 

Sicilian Snake Long Cucuzzi, Italian Slender Long Zucchini, Serpent of Sicily, Italian Edible Gourd, 枲≒, Longissima


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A favorite squash of Sicilians, cucuzza squash, meaning ‘super long squash,’ is gaining some popularity in North America. Never heard of cucuzza squash plants? 

Also known under a wide range of other names such as Zucchetta Cucuzzi, Serpent of Sicily, Italian Edible Gourd, Longissima, Bottle Gourd, Calabash, Suzza Melon, Zucca, Tasmania Bean, Guinea Bean, New Guinea Bean, White Flowered Gourd and Indian Squash, is a vine is an annual plant with hairy, shallow lobed leaves and white flowers (unlike squash which are always yellow flowered). The vines can run up to 25 feet in length.

Cucuzza is a summer squash in the botanical family of Lagenaria, which boasts a plethora of other varieties. This edible squash is related to the calabash, also known as water gourd or bird’s nest gourd. A vigorous squash, fruit is born from vines that can grow two feet (0.5 m.) a day. The fruits are straight, green gourds, occasionally with a minor curve to them. The skin is dark green and medium hard. The fruit itself can grow 10 inches (25 cm.) per day and will be 18 inches to 2 feet (45-60 cm.) long. The squash is usually peeled and the seeds removed from the larger fruit. The squash can be cooked just like any other summer squash – grilled, stewed, fried, stuffed, or roasted. Intrigued? I bet you’re wondering how to grow cucuzza squash now.

Type Gourds
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 65-70F
Temperature Daytime 50-90F
Temperature Evening 55+F
Lighting Full, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Steady: 6 Gallons / Day
Maturity Long, 90-120 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-7.0
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 2 Per Row

 

Round Zucchini, Di Nizza, Courgettes


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Round Zucchini have been popular in Europe for years. The Italians have their dark green Tondo di Piacenza, the French have the light green speckled Ronde de Nice, the Dutch have the "Roly Poly" (a loose translation from Burpee's marketers) and the British have their single serve striped marrow, Tender and True. There is even chinese produced seed of an almost white round zucchini. The common thread is that these zucchini are actually rather nice; solid, nutty, sweet, and as a bonus they are extremely early producers and are prolific if you keep harvesting the fruit. The compact plants are real workhorses of efficiency. They laughed at the limited nutrients and water of our sand lot trials!

These round zucchini from the above plants have matured to form a tough pumpkin-like or gourd-like rind. You must leave them on the plant until their colors have changed and they develop that hard skin. It takes several weeks beyond the immature stage that we usually consume summer squash at for the squash to mature. These are on the porch where they will "after ripen", for an additional month. The after ripening gives the seeds an extra amount of time to gain food reserves which will allow for healthier, more vigorous seedlings and better germination. Then they will be split with a sledge hammer (yes, the can be tough), seeds will be scooped out, washed in a mild soap solution and thoroughly dried to the "breaking" stage before storage. We used to spread out the seed on newspaper to dry but now we use drying screens which provide better air circulation.

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row

Packet: 9-10 grams of seed

 

Senator F1 Zucchini, Summer Squash - [ Seed2Go - Canada ] - V-SF1Z - Zucchini
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Senator F1 Zucchini, Summer Squash


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41 days.

7-8".

Well known and much requested by growers.

Cylindrical and slightly tapered with classic medium green flecked exterior.

Vigorous bush with open habit for easy harvest and high yield potential.

Type Summer Squash
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 55-60F
Temperature Daytime 65-75F
Temperature Evening 60+F
Lighting Full, 4-6 Hours / Day
Water Heavy, 3 Gallons / Day
Maturity Moderate 50-65 Harvest
PH Neutral 5.5-6.8
Zones 3A-11B
Plant Placement 2 Plants, 2 Per Row