Bitter Zucchini - Knowledgebase Question

Beaver Falls, PA
Question by daby
June 27, 2000
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.


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Answer from NGA
June 27, 2000

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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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