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Squash, Gourmet Gold Hybrid

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Produces more, better-quality fruits over a long time.

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Just what the doctor ordered: a virus-resistant, sunshine-yellow squash. Plants produce more, better-quality fruits over a longer time, and the leaves stay big, green, and attractive. Bushy plants with open habit make picking easy.
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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 Squash

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 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.

24-48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-36 inches

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    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
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jul-11

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.
Summer Squash
Days To Maturity
55 days
Fruit Size
6-8 inches
Full Sun
24-48 inches
24-36 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
36 inches
Squash, Gourmet Gold Hybrid is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great zucchini stays perfect size for an extra day I’ve had these seeds for 3 years now and they have become a favorite to everyone I give them to. They stay 7-10” if you stay on top of your gardening. They produce super heavy for me I have 3 plants this year and I pick 3-4 a day to give away. The texture and taste are a favorite by all.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Yellow Squash Ever I have raised these for about 3 years. They are a great producer and everyone I have given them to are delighted with the texture and the great taste. These will have a place in my garden as long as I am able to tend it.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from golden summer squash I got a package of these summer squash and I have 5 plants real nice looking plants , lots of flowers on them but 985 of the flowers are male they have been flowering for about a month and because their is very few female flowers I have olny got four squash so far not real happy.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best so Far These kept producing all summer. Keep picking them as they get ripe. Great mild taste. Made oven fried squash all summer long. Gave away lots to friends. Even used in smoothies instead a bananas.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far So good...except Strong plants..good yield....good flavor heavy mildew problem on leaves but has not seemed to interfere w production so far
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I planted just 3 seeds in containers and they're mass producing. There's more than enough to feed a household everyday. Let me repeat that, only three plants. These particular squash do in fact seem to be disease resistant and they do pretty well in pots so long as the pots are at least 1 foot or more in depth. I was pretty surprised at how easy they were to grow. Excellent choice for beginners. You'd have to actively try to kill this plant for it to die. It's that easy. As far as taste goes, it tastes very similar to a green zucchini in my opinion. Throw some cheese on it and you got a good meal. So thanks burpee, for this specific variety!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and Firm This squash has a firm body and a delicious taste. I have used it in recipes in place of green zucchini with GREAT success. This photo is Gourmet Gold Hybrid, sliced homegrown okra, chopped onions fried in coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of cornmeal added at the very end.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer squash I have planted and harvested this squash for several summers and it has always grown easily and well. I bought another packet to keep for next year in case it is no longer sold. We love it!
Date published: 2016-09-15
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