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Squash, Summer, Burpee Golden Zucchini

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Bright golden color and a delicious, distinctive zucchini flavor.

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Fruits are medium-long, slender and cylindrical in shape. Bright golden color and a delicious, distinctive zucchini flavor. Garden Hints: Fruits are best when 6 to 8" long. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. Fertilize when fruits form to increase yield.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

54 days

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

6-8 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.

48-60 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-30 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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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 & 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.
Days To Maturity
54 days
Fruit Size
6-8 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
48-60 inches
Height
24-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
18 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Squash, Summer, Burpee Golden Zucchini is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grows great, every year in Northwestern Wisconsin This is our favorite zucchini. Grows well here in Northwestern Wisconsin. Will continue to buy these great seeds.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sterile Seeds, Never Sprouted Indoors Got burned in 2015 with sterile Burpee green zucchini seeds which never sprouted after 30 days. Lost a huge portion of harvest period. Bought 2016 Yellow & Green Zucchini seeds and performed a PRE-SEASON germination test of these seeds to make sure they would sprout. After 14 days indoors they failed to sprout. I dug up the seeds, cut them open lengthwise and there was absolutely no growth of the seed germ. I'm all through with buying Burpee seeds from now on.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HUGE Golden Zucchini We planted these seeds in the ground.. with little to no furtilizer.. June 1 and we picked them AUug 27. I have never had any plant grow so large.. excellent harvest this year.. along with our cucumbers..
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Godzilla squash I have not been a consistent gardner but have some experience; probably inherited from my grandfather, who could grow giant tomatoes in concrete!!! My nickname suggest that I go too "hog wild" with the nutritional contribution for my plants. This produces great plants and little fruit. However, I am learning as I go. My garden this year was "Godzilla" inspired by my 9 year old grandson and he was not disappointed in the Summer Squash. it had gotten 2 feet long before I realized that the little green remaining did not mean "let it grow a bit more". I finally read the instructions on the packet, normal for me in most projects, and realized that smaller is better. I planted three seeds and not unlike other reviews, found them taking over the rest of my 10 x 12 foot raised bed. I am cooking up a batch now and beginning to pick them early, as directed. This was a good experience.
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! These were very mild and mellow tasting. They plants got HUGE and the veggies got even bigger! They would sprout and be huge within days of noticing they were starting out. As long as the plant grows, you really only need one plant for a small family, otherwise you'll have too many to know what to do with.
Date published: 2009-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEVER AGAIN until bigger garden!!! My first year planting and the only things that were successful out of all the seedlings were: hot peppers, tomatoes, and yellow zucchini. Not knowing what my first results were going to be, I transported about 12 stems (from seedlings) to an area of 3 x 5 feet...what a mistake!!! At first (June 2008) it showed little progress; then the plant leaf stem/or arm started growing at an alarming rate, getting as long as 2-3 feet in length with enormous leaves. Then around July, these -yellow looking- thick baby zucchini's started to emerge. By August to late September, we grew so many zucchini's it took up most of my little garden; so many were produced that we were forced to give a lot away to friends and family. It was most remarkable, I felt proud. The taste was sweet, the color bright yellow, healthy texture feel, and large in size. I would HIGHLY recommend this to any first time gardener; just please get a bigger plot than 3 x 5 feet (as this is not enough for even 5 plants). One more thing, if you think harvesting or pulling 5 zucchini's at once will reduce your quantity, you're wrong...10 more healthy zucchini's will replace those five you pulled. Ensure a good fertilizer -with miracle grow- is used (I usually mix 50% natural dirt with 50% fertilizer).
Date published: 2009-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Yellow Zucchini This is a very nice looking and super yielding plant even by zucchini's standard. In fact, as I write this in mid-September, it is still producing fruit and flowering in my garden while all my other green zuke plants have wilted out at least three weeks ago. I planted these in mid-May. I have three plants and all three are still going fairly strong four months after I planted them. As for the taste, I was pleasantly surprised, it really does have a nice zucchini flavor and not super seedy. Do pick before they get too big as Burpee suggests or
Date published: 2008-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM !!! to start with of course I just LOVE the color YELLOW, and despise the color GREEN, so trying these zukes was a no-brainer... we slice 'em on a mandolin, brush 'em w/olive oil and just a touch of s&p and onto the grille... AWESOME !!! and they keep coming and coming.... I'm 60 and eat 4 or 5 a day myself...LOVE 'EM !!! bunny droppings and keep the water comin' are my 2 ironclad rules of thumb for any succulent veggies...... I plant mid april, cover with straw and hope for the best weatherwise, most times I win, sometimes I replant
Date published: 2008-07-06
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