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Squash, Burpee's Best Hybrid

Free Bee & Butterfly Flower Garden packet with purchase of 3 seed packets!
Free Bee & Butterfly Flower Garden packet with purchase of 3 seed packets! Must purchase three packets of seeds to quality. Cannot be applied to previously purchased orders. Limited time only. While supplies last.

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Earlier harvests, out of this world yields and exceptional vigor.

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Burpee Exclusive. Hail, the new Zucchini King, the new triple-crowner ruler of the zucchini patch. Brings zuke-lovers an earlier harvest, out of this world yields and exceptional vigor. 'Burpee's Best' is your go-to zuke for rich, buttery flavor and refined texture. Spine-free plants yield plentiful full-size 6-8” deep-green fruits.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Summer Zucchini

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

40 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

7-8 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

60-72 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

28-30 inches

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  • Squash

    Squash
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jul-11
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How to Sow

  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
  • Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
  • Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Squash plants have both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest Summer Squash & Preserving

  • Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
  • To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
  • Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.

Harvest Winter Squash & Preserving

  • Wait to until the fruit has matured to harvest.
  • Fruit will have a dull skin that is too hard to pierce with your thumbnail.
  • To harvest, cut fruit from the vine with shears leaving a 2- 3 inch stem on each squash.
  • Allow winter squash to cure in the sun for a week to harden skin.
  • Store winter squash in a cool dry place.
Type
Summer Zucchini
Days To Maturity
40 days
Fruit Size
7-8 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
60-72 inches
Height
28-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
36 inches
Squash, Burpee's Best Hybrid is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great production we planted 2 months ago and great production and small footprint. Good taste will order again
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious & Abundant This squash was a great producer for the entire season and the fruit was small and delicious if picked frequently. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 is that is was the only summer squash variety in my garden that had squash bugs. The plant never became diseased or unhealthy, but the bugs had to be treated because they were all over the fruit. Summer squash is a food group for our family in the summer, so I'll definitely plant again!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent producer Very prolific, easy to grow, tasty squash. All-around excellent.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flavor! The seeds took a little while to germinate. Once they took off I had great success! These produced well into August and a few in September.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tasting I planted these seeds April 15 and 12 of the 20 seeds came up. The plants were flowering by mid May and by the end of May I was gathering good fruit. The plant with strong and did well even in some heavy thunderstorms.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large yield, minimal effort. This squash was a great producer. A few of the plants did get blossom rot, but other than that, it did great!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should include the name zuchinni Just kept producing all summer long with a good yield each week. Was both early and late. Didn' havet too much trouble getting rid of them when I picked them at about a 9 inch length.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Need More Recipes Very abundant! You'll certainly have plenty of zucchini on this compact bush. And they are tender and tasty when picked young. (I had the honor of participating in the 2016 Burpee Trial Gardener Program.)
Date published: 2016-12-06
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