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Squash, Summer, Burpee Hybrid Zucchini

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Our best-selling zucchini for over 40 years.

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This zucchini just won't quit. Our best-selling zuke for over 40 years-thanks to excellent vigor, earliness and exceptionally heavy yields. Medium-green, tender skinned fruits on compact, bush-type plants. Best when picked 6-8" long.
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Product properties

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

50 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
50 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 Hybrid Zucchini is rated 4.894736842105263 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice This is the third year I've planted this zucchini. Ever year it seems too get bigger and better. We have had +22 inch zucchinis this year and they are as tasty as smaller ones. They will always be one of my favorites.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Grower tastes awesome I live in a mobile home park everything I grow is in redwood containers and these zucchini are perfect for my gardens grwo fast produce great and taste awesome! The pic uploaded is a before and after shot earlier this year...
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Producer! We planted 10 hills (yes, 10 hills!) of this zucchini this year. Talk about zucchini overload! The plants all produced and we had PLENTY of zucchini to give away after we froze some for this winter. Great product!
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 101 ways to cook a zucchini?? Planted several of these at a time over the years. Had more zucchini than I knew what to do with! Hearty grower, produced quickly and lasted all summer. Nice fruits. Have some problems with blossom rot (but that occurs with all zukes and cukes in my garden. I have poor soil and poor pollination). Even with losing about 1/3 to 1/2 of my zucchini I was still cutting off 3-5 on any given week, minimum! Late July was more like 7-10 at a time from the plants. I was giving them away. These have also survived less than ideal soil conditions (too little calcium one year, and the year I forgot to replace the top soil from a relevelling of my yard they ended up growing in straight clay.) Great texture, great size, easy to grow. I've tried several other varieties since then with less success. I'm going back to these babies! My Mother has grown this variety for years with excellent results. They always say Mother knows best!!!
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable production I'm delighted with this zucchini. Delicious, grew well. I can recommend!
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good This Zucchini variety is awesome, they just keep producing. I will definitely purchase this again.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't bother with any of the others I've tried them all: round, black, golden, straight yellow, light green...all of them. Plant two on the same hill and you'll have all the fruit you can handle for yourself, your family, your neighbors, and even your enemies. Pick when smaill, not more than 8 inches or so. The foot-longs are OK, but not as sweet and tender.
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Fast!!! Wow! I direct sowed these babys in my raised beds on April 20 and picked my first 3 on May 24!!! They were delicious, and there are pleanty more on the way. I can see why these are a customer favorite. All the seeds I planted sprouted, and they've taken off like wild fire. If you're looking for a fast and prolific producer, this is the plant for you.
Date published: 2011-05-25
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