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Squash, Summer, Burpee Golden Zucchini

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Bright golden color and a delicious, distinctive zucchini flavor.

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Fruits are medium-long, slender and cylindrical in shape. Bright golden color and a delicious, distinctive zucchini flavor. Garden Hints: Fruits are best when 6 to 8" long. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. Fertilize when fruits form to increase yield.
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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 Zucchini Gold

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

54 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.

48-60 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-30 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 Zucchini Gold
Days To Maturity
54 days
Fruit Size
6-8 inches
Full Sun
48-60 inches
24-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
18 inches
Squash, Summer, Burpee Golden Zucchini is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not one zucchini I have tried to grow these 2 years in a row with 2 different packs of seeds. The first year none lived past 2 weeks and killed some of my black beauty seedlings (ones planted after golden died were fine) Same second year, only got one to survive with NOT ONE zucchini. Had small ones (3-4") that took 30 - 45 days to get that big and then started to rot. I separated black beauty zukes and had NO problem with them - lots of zukes so I know it is the golden. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golden Zucchini First time trying this variety this summer and did well. We liked the flavor and tenderness compared to the green varieties. Nice to add color to our vegetable dishes as my wife says!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily my favorite zucchini The golden has a finer, more delicate flavor relative to other zucchinis, that matches it's brighter color. This makes it preferable and attractive when sliced fresh in garden salads or cut into chunks for a subtle presence in sauces.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grows great, every year in Northwestern Wisconsin This is our favorite zucchini. Grows well here in Northwestern Wisconsin. Will continue to buy these great seeds.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sterile Seeds, Never Sprouted Indoors Got burned in 2015 with sterile Burpee green zucchini seeds which never sprouted after 30 days. Lost a huge portion of harvest period. Bought 2016 Yellow & Green Zucchini seeds and performed a PRE-SEASON germination test of these seeds to make sure they would sprout. After 14 days indoors they failed to sprout. I dug up the seeds, cut them open lengthwise and there was absolutely no growth of the seed germ. I'm all through with buying Burpee seeds from now on.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HUGE Golden Zucchini We planted these seeds in the ground.. with little to no furtilizer.. June 1 and we picked them AUug 27. I have never had any plant grow so large.. excellent harvest this year.. along with our cucumbers..
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Godzilla squash I have not been a consistent gardner but have some experience; probably inherited from my grandfather, who could grow giant tomatoes in concrete!!! My nickname suggest that I go too "hog wild" with the nutritional contribution for my plants. This produces great plants and little fruit. However, I am learning as I go. My garden this year was "Godzilla" inspired by my 9 year old grandson and he was not disappointed in the Summer Squash. it had gotten 2 feet long before I realized that the little green remaining did not mean "let it grow a bit more". I finally read the instructions on the packet, normal for me in most projects, and realized that smaller is better. I planted three seeds and not unlike other reviews, found them taking over the rest of my 10 x 12 foot raised bed. I am cooking up a batch now and beginning to pick them early, as directed. This was a good experience.
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! These were very mild and mellow tasting. They plants got HUGE and the veggies got even bigger! They would sprout and be huge within days of noticing they were starting out. As long as the plant grows, you really only need one plant for a small family, otherwise you'll have too many to know what to do with.
Date published: 2009-09-04
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