Squash, Summer, Burpee Golden Zucchini
Bright golden color and a delicious, distinctive zucchini flavor.
Days To Maturity
After Last Frost
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 are “dioecious” having 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 Maturity54 daysFruit Size6-8 inchesSunFull SunSpread4-5 feetHeight24-30 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeSpring, SummerSow TimeAfter Last FrostThin18 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Squash, Summer, Burpee Golden Zucchini is rated out of 5 by 8.Rated 5 out of 5 by LChevele 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: 2014-08-29Rated 5 out of 5 by 2fertile 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: 2010-07-11Rated 5 out of 5 by Kendra 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: 2009-09-04Rated 5 out of 5 by Chukli 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: 2009-04-01Rated 5 out of 5 by LakeErieGarden 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 orDate published: 2008-09-17Rated 5 out of 5 by zosoisme 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 replantDate published: 2008-07-06Rated 1 out of 5 by Clem from Terrible! They should show a picture of the INSIDE because it's all green and full of seeds right from the start. A picture is worth more than a thousand words!Date published: 2006-07-20Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary from Zucchini Burpee's Golden Easy to grow, great yield, delicious flavor, beautiful color and everybody loves it.Date published: 2006-02-22