Squash Summer Emerald Delight Zucchini Seeds

Squash Summer Emerald Delight Zucchini Seeds

Cucurbita pepo (hybrid)

Item #0240

55 days. Zucchini are notorious for playing hide-and-seek (and winning)! Emerald Delight was developed with a more open growing habit, to make it easier to spot those elusive, tasty squash. They are also ready for harvest about a week before other types, and plants are resistant to powdery mildew, zucchini yellows and mosaic virus. Home-grown squash is first-rate, and one of the most versatile of vegetables. Enjoy it raw with dip, in salads or on sandwiches. Add to soups, omelets and breads, or make into relish.

This packet sows 3-4 mounds.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:

When seedling has several leaves
thin to 1 plant
per mound

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Harvesting: For optimum flavor and quality, harvest at 3" long for "baby" zucchini, and 6" - 8" for all other uses. If allowed to grow 10" - 12" or larger, the flesh can be used for breads, but the tough seeds must be discarded.

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