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Squash, Summer, Golden Egg Hybrid

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The best-tasting squash in Burpee's taste trials for 2 years in a row.

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Golden Egg's a picture-perfect gourmet sensation-with succulent flavor and texture. As exquisite as a Faberge egg but so much tastier. Spherical, golden-yellow egg-shaped zucchini measures up to 5" across, boasting delicious creamy flesh with hints of chartreuse. High yielding, with an 8-week harvest.
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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 Specialty

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

41 days

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

4 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.

36-72 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

26 inches

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    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
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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 Specialty
Days To Maturity
41 days
Fruit Size
4 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
36-72 inches
Height
26 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
36 inches
Squash, Summer, Golden Egg Hybrid is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best squash I have ever eaten!!!! This did not produce very well the first time I planted them because I did not feed them or water them well. What I tasted was yummy. This year I placed them in a new area with plenty of fertilizer ( because all squash are heavy feeders) and they already have squash on them.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from prolific producer I started these indoors and I only planted 12 seeds.Everyone of them germinated.I transplanted them in the garden and they are producing more than I can give away.I have already put up 8 gals of these squash in the freezer.with my other squash I probably have 60gals in the freezer.Fantastic.Will buy again.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best producing squash I have ever had Highly recommend. You get tons of squash. Tastes great. Just don't let them get too big because the skin gets hard as rock. It was my fault though. I love this squash.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tasting Summer Squash I've Found Although the plant doesn't seem to produce as much as my zucchini plants, the Golden Egg Hybrid Summer Squash excels in all other areas. The taste is amazing and great in raw summer salads. The round shape also makes it perfect for stuffing. In addition to it's shape, the squash has the same striking yellow color as illustrated in the picture, making it pop in any dish. I will be growing this squash in my garden every year.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from huge harvest I planted this last season and was very pleased. This squash has a wonderful yellow squash flavor, and makes more than you can eat for sure.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meet the neighbors! Buy these seeds. These are tasty and reliable. If your garden is visible to many and you want to meet new people, plant these. I received so many questions and/or compliments on them--and they received a few samples. These really are a good choice for your garden.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I grew these for market.. and they were overall wonderful. Huge production, great flavor/texture and customers were drawn to them. I hope they don't discontinue this variety like some others that I really liked.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it! I planted the golden egg squash for the first time this year, and I was really surprised how long they produced. I have given the squash and starter plants to several friends and family. Everyone so far have liked the taste and are wanting more next year. Mine produce best by getting early day sun and shaded afternoon.
Date published: 2016-09-17
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