Easy Pick Gold Zucchini
Savor old-fashioned zucchini flavor with an updated style: relatively compact plants with no leaf spines and gold-skinned fruit. These summertime favorites still offer a fast-growing, abundant crop that continues non-stop until frost. Try growing them in 20-inch or larger containers.
The gold color makes it tougher for fruit to hide beneath green leaves, which means you’ll have fewer baseball bat-sized zucchini. For best flavor, pick squash when they’re 10 inches or shorter. Use the fruit like traditional green zucchini—in salads or casseroles, oven-roasted, stir-fried, stuffed, or fried.
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 6 to 10 inches long
- Matures: 32 days
- Plant spacing: 48 inches apart
- Plant size: 36 to 52 inches tall