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Squash, Summer Zucchini, Camouflage Hybrid

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Gorgeous color and gourmet flavor.

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Beauteous, incredibly edible bright green 10" zucchini is arrayed with mottled dark green stripes that look hand-painted. Camouflage draws admiring glances for its sleek good looks and compliments to the chef for its spectacular flavor.
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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.

50 days

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

8-10 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.

20-25 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
8-10 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
48-60 inches
Height
20-25 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
36 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Squash, Summer Zucchini, Camouflage Hybrid is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrid germination I went through almost the entire packet of seeds and only 5 germinated. Of those five, one did not open properly and stayed underground for awhile. When it finally popped up, it was mostly rotted. Another one of the sprouts had no leaves, grew to about 2 inches long and then just died. After all that, only three actual sprouts, and after reading the other reviews, it seems like it was mostly a waste of money. This and the Ristra Cayenne are both poor experiences for me from Burpee. I have bought many seeds and they are all great except for these two items.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Will not grow again We have been growing squash successfully for the past 5 years, usually with our go-to producer (not available in the Burpee catalog) and an experimental new variety each year. This year we decided to try out camouflage based on the description here of "spectacular" flavor. Germination was high, as expected. Production was middling compared to our high-producing go-to variety, about 2 squash per week per plant. Taste was far from spectacular. We've tried grilling it and stuffing it, and in both applications the flavor was mild, bordering on bitter. We will not grow this again.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Bad Seeds We ordered a lot of seeds including these camouflage Hybrid Zucchini and started them in perfect condition we only got 3 germinations out of the entire package. We live in gardener's paradise with no adverse conditions like cold and frost. These seeds, as well as the tomato seeds we bought just failed to germinate.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attractive zucchini cooks beautifully, too. These dark and chartreuse green squash do anything but blend in. This was one of my favorite to visit in the garden and cooked beautifully cut into ribbons so that I could continue to admire it on the dinner table as well.
Date published: 2011-02-03
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