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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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Item #: 62450A
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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.

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

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
41 days
Fruit Size
4 inches
Full Sun
36-72 inches
26 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
36 inches
Life Cycle
Squash, Summer, Golden Egg Hybrid is rated 4.295454545454546 out of 5 by 44.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not produce like I thought it would Only 3 squash actually set and were edible. Then powdery mildew set in.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty, easy to grow. We really enjoyed these squash. They have lasted all summer with fine sets of fruit. They are better picked on the small side.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice alternative to regular summer squash Cute shape, good squash flavor, small seeds at normal size. They can grow quite big if you let them! I don't know why but produced about 6 squash and then the plant declined.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty and easy I grew it last year. It was very good. Taste is excellent. Though not as productive as some other varieties, two plants still produced more than two people can eat.
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never grow crocked necks again! I have been eating squash all my life. This is the best tasting squash I have ever eaten! Lots of meat inside with few seeds. If you like squash, you will love this!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific grower I had the golden Egg, the Green Egg and the Cup Cake. All were incredible. The flavor far beyond 'normal' zucchini. They produced such and abundance I overwhelmed even our local soup kitchen! I finally removed the plants and they continued to blossom in the compost pile!
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grand slam at the farmers market! Best squash I have ever tasted, I have been selling the Golden Egg at the farmers market for two years and they have developed a cult like following. The plants are very prolific, and will continue to produce until SVB and the Alabama heat become an issue mid-summer. I plan on growing 100 plants next year and have already ordered seeds, fearing Burpee might discontinue it.
Date published: 2015-10-28
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