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Squash, Zucchini, Ball Hybrid Mix

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Perhaps the prettiest bush vegetables in your garden.

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Round, succulent, sweet zucchinis in contrasting deep green, light green and shiny golden yellow. Prolific and early to harvest.
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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

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

40-50 days

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

3-6 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.

36-48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

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Container Vegetables - Squash & Zucchini
Container Vegetables - Squash & Zucchini
Growing squash & zucchini in containers on your deck, porch or patio!
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Summer Squash, Cupcake Hybrid
Summer Squash, Cupcake Hybrid
Shaped like a cupcake with sweet flavor and soft skin.
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  • Squash

    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
Days To Maturity
40-50 days
Fruit Size
3-6 inches
Full Sun
36-48 inches
18-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
18 inches
Squash, Zucchini, Ball Hybrid Mix is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our favorite taste! Fourth or fifth year in a row to purchase. Our favorite tasting vegetable!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No zuchinni I don't have a single zuchinni. It's got plenty of sunshine, lots (maybe too much?) of rain, good soil.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No produce at all No zuccini was produced just plant was growing i not happy because I spent money and time got nothing
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are wonderful All of my seeds sprouted and are already starting to make fruit. I have yet to get any picked to try them but they have been a great success in my garden!!!!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for containers! I've always grown squash that end up taking over my small garden so I thought I would try these in a pot on my deck. It is a beautiful plant and is producing plenty of squash. I think the problem that the other reviewer had with the seeds might be solved by picking them a little earlier. I also haven't had any problems with germination but have only planted a few seeds. One plant is making more than enough for 2 people but I planted a couple of backups in June and both came up. So far there's no sign of squash borers either on this plant, which has been a problem in the past for me. I'm looking forward to seeing which variety the next 2 plants produce. My single plant is the light green type in the seed mix.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor germination rate Planted six - started indoors to get a head start. Only one seed germinated! Very disappointing. Will try direct sow in the garder now that the weather is warmer. Hope this works better since ball type zucchini plants not otherwise available in my area.
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squash, Zucchini Ball, mix We have grown this zucchini now for two years, its a great producer. we can't keep it in our raised beds we have beds four foot by 12 foot and four foot by sixteen foot. these when planted have grown outside with thre and four runners per plant and load with squash all summer and fall, as long as you keep them watered and fertilized a couple times over the summer. one plant has averaged over 25 squash in the season. we will not go back to the long zucchini, these are much easier to grow and prepare to use and eat. we have found many more uses for this zucchini. reccommend it for all to try. have twenty years gardening, with degree in horticulture.
Date published: 2012-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rapid Grower Again, very poor germination rate with these, compared to all of my other squash, but when you get any seeds to come up, they seem to be very vigorous plants. I had about a 45% germination rate with these seeds, compared with my rond de nice, vert et blanc and sweet dumpling, which gave me about 90%. No fruit has set yet, so perhaps only one variety actually germinated out of the mix?
Date published: 2012-05-09
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