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Golden Zucchini

Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica 'Golden'

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Golden Zucchini fruit

Golden Zucchini fruit

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Courgette


A beautiful heirloom, bush type variety; produces bright yellow, medium sized, long and slender fruit; creamy white flesh with a delicious flavor, perfect for cooking, roasting and grilling; harvest fruit young and often when still straight and no curving

Edible Qualities

Golden Zucchini is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces yellow long fruit with creamy white flesh which can be harvested at any point. The fruits have a pleasant taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Golden Zucchini will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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