PlantsGourds, Squashes and Pumpkins→Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Golden Zucchini')

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by bitbit (Baltimore County, MD - Zone 7a) on Sep 22, 2011 11:11 AM

This is my favorite summer squash. It has the mild, buttery flavor of a yellow squash with the soft skin and slow-maturing seeds of a zucchini. A beautiful deep gold color, it makes a lovely presentation when mixed with one of the dark green zucchinis to serve. However, it seems more susceptible to vine borers than other zucchinis, so the harvest season is short for me.

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