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Squash, Summer Green Tiger Zucchini Hybrid

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Voted best looking and best tasting.

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This hybrid is the best-looking, best tasting zucchini we've seen or tasted. The 8" cylindrical fruits are beautifully and boldly striped.
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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.

55-60 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.

12-24 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
55-60 days
Fruit Size
6-8 inches
Full Sun
12-24 inches
24-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
18 inches
Life Cycle
Squash, Summer Green Tiger Zucchini Hybrid is rated 4.642857142857143 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from zip... but I blame the honey bee shortage These germinated well, grew okay, produced many blossoms, then never made any actual zucchinis. None. I planted 3 plants in full sun, in soil amended with manure & compost. Watering & rain was regular & plenty. Other stuff in the garden grew well. I saw bumble bees and sweat bees in the vicinity on a regular basis, but no honeybees this year, and I think zucchinis really depend on honeybees. I've been too busy, particularly in the morning, to hand pollinate. This is the only zucchini I attempted as I have a small vegetable garden and had to choose only one, so I have no idea if another would've fared better or not. The other reviews seem to suggest this is a robust variety, so my experience may be entirely honey bee related.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old reliable, and pretty too. I have grown a lot of zucchini, but this is my first year for Green Tiger. I have had a very good yield--not spectacular, because of its more compact nature. I will be planting more next. These have been my reliable zucchini plants this year.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pretty your neighbors will want them This is my first year with this zucchini. It's about 2 feet tall, but the spread in my garden is quite wide, 4 or 5 feet in diameter. However, it is not vining; it's growing vertically, while the bottom leaves reach out. The zucchini are beautiful, and no matter how big they get, they seem to remain mostly seedless. I make a summer soup with zucchini, and I find that the Green Tiger gets tender without being watery. It maintains a nice sweetness and density without being tough at all. Sort of amazing. The only problem I had was initially some blossom end rot. We had some terrible storms this year, and watering was uneven. However, I treated with a scattering of epsom salts to help the zucchs take up calcium, and seem to have solved the problem. I highly recommend this variety.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Yield and Wonderful Taste This is only my second year with a garden so i've stuck with the easier to grow varieties. Squash did wonderfully in my garden last year so I decided to break away from the "average" zucchini. It's a huge plant, but I find the size of squash plants to be beautiful so it's a plus for me despite the space they take up. The plants are producing about three zukes a week and no matter how big they grow to be they are still delicious. I had one almost to the size of a two liter bottle and it was wonderful. I have about size plants. Planted about ten seeds.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific and smooth as butter! First year growing and the plants are producing like crazy! I missed a zucchini when picking and found it hidden beneath some straw - by this time it was big enough to use as a whiffle ball bat. Certain that at this size it would be full of large seeds, I decided to use it in zucchini bread. Imagine my surprise when I sliced it open to find it as firm and fleshy as a little zucchini! The taste is fantastic and they're by far the most beautiful zucchini I've ever grown. This variety will always have a spot in my garden!
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A standout and lovely summer Zucchini Bought this seed in 2015 for the first time. Excellent producer until frost! Shared plants with neighbors and family. Have been asked to order seed again this year in 2016 so I just did! Easy to grow by direct sow in ground. Lovely striped exterior and delicious flavor. Denser texture and not as mushy and watery when cooked as other zucchini varieties. Very disease and bug resistant. Hard to find seed and you will not find these plants in garden centers. A great Burpee find!
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tender Zucchini I absolutely love this zucchini. I started it indoors a month before taking it out side. The transplant was better than any other zucchini I have tried. It is a prolific plant!!! I had zucchinis in May of this year. I get a zucchini every day off this plant that is 18-24" and they look just like the picture. It is a gourmet zucchini as the skin is thin, a little waxy and is prefect to grill or sauté up with some butter, salt and pepper. I haven't found a better zucchini than this one. I was a little worried that it would be a thick skin or a tuff zucchini, however it is an extremely tender zucchini. This is my first year with this plant and everyone I gave a seedling to have asked for another plant for next year. I have 4 different zucchini plants this year and this is by far my most favorite plant. I will plant them again next year.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT Squash! I have been growing this variety for three years and love it. I purchased this as an alternative to your garden variety (pun intended) zucchini plant. The fruits look exactly as pictured. They are straight, beautifully striated, and have a waxy sheen. The flavor is great and the flesh has a firm, meaty texture. The seeds germinate within a week and the plant sets fruit quickly. I started it under a grow light and 3 weeks later I had a small squash plant that already had male and female flowers. The plant is very prolific. I get about 1 squash every 1-2 days. The squash are great by themselves or in zucchini bread.
Date published: 2013-07-05
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