Fordhook Zucchini Summer Squash Seed

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Description

Such a versatile vegetable! Classic, cylindrical, dark green zucchini are straight-to-slightly curved. The flesh is tender, creamy-white and freezes well. Vigorous and productive (and we mean productive) bush-type plants are studded with beautiful edible blossoms that can be stuffed/fried as a gourmet delicacy. A must in any kitchen garden. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-14
  • Days to maturity: 57
  • Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Sow ½” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 24-48”
  • Sow outdoors after the last frost.
  • Seed spacing: 24-48”
  • Seed depth: 1”
  • Produce size: Best picked when 6-8” long
  • Yield: Up to 20 lbs. per plant
  • Mature plant height: 24”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Formally introduced in 1942, but has likely been in existence for 100+ years.

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