The Q&A Archives: Bitter Zucchini

Question: Some zucchini that I am picking is very bitter and is inedible. What may have caused this? What can I do to corrrect this without destroying all my plants.

Answer: Flavor is to some extent dependent on the variety you are growing, but the best flavored zukes are the smaller ones. (Baby zukes are a delicacy.) Moisture stress can also make them taste bitter, so make sure they are kept evenly moist during dry spells.

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