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PlantFiles: Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Golden Zucchini'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Zucchini

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Zucchini (summer)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days
51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Jan 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Introduced in 1973. Glossy golden-yellow, cylindrical fruits on productive, compact bush plants. 50-55 days. I tried this one right after it was introduced. Did as well for me as the green open pollinated zuchinis. Didn't notice that it tasted better, to me it just tasted like a zuchini.

Neutral bill_casey On Jun 17, 2004, bill_casey from Valdosta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful, bright gold, cylindrical fruits, making a nice contrast to the usual squash colors. Not quite as productive as the green varieties, but with an excellent taste that makes up for it!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Valdosta, Georgia
Bark River, Michigan
Cincinnati, Ohio
Radford, Virginia

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