Cucurbita Pepo

Fry it, spiralize it, grill it, bake it in a cake, or eat it raw - no wonder zucchini is the star of the summer garden!

Harvest method: 

Cut and Come Again

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Harvest window: 

42 - 56 days

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Best placement in device: 

Bottom level

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
ZUCCHINI OVERVIEW

Chosen for its relatively straight and uniform fruit set with little to no spines, this Zucchini is disease resistant and specially bred for container growing which makes it perfect for your tower! Even under stress this variety has been shown to produce good yields and last through the season!

GROWING AND HARVESTING TIPS

Harvest zucchinis regularly (2-3 times per week) when they have reached 6-8” by gently twisting off or cutting at stem halfway between fruit and plant. Be careful not to scratch flesh as zucchini will not keep as well. Pluck off any immature fruits that are turning yellow or withering at the flower end as this indicates poor pollination which is necessary for full fruit formation. To assist in pollination, go to your plant before 10 AM, carefully pluck male flower (long with no swollen ovary at back of flower) peel back petals to expose pollen anthers in center and gently brush against center of female flower (shorter stem and mini fruit behind the flower with larger petals).