Golden Delight Zucchini is a hybrid, yellow zucchini that offers an excellent disease package with improved productivity. Plants grow upright and have an open growing habit, which allows for quick and easy harvesting. Plants are also semi-spineless which makes for more comfortable harvesting as well. Golden Delight Zucchini produces fruits that have a striking yellow color from bottom to tip. Fruits may be harvested small for miniature presentations, or allowed to reach optimal size around 7-8″ long. Resistance to powdery mildew and mosaic viruses allows for increased plant longevity and longer harvesting windows.
Zucchini may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting zucchini seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Zucchini can be susceptible to plant diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew if leaves receive excess moisture. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on zucchini to reduce plant moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.
Zucchini are a crop that will require multiple harvests throughout the growing season. Regardless of variety, squash will have better flavor and texture when harvested on the small end of the spectrum. We recommend harvesting every 2-3 days to ensure no fruits become too large and unpalatable. When zucchini plants cease production, remove the plants from the garden to prevent any fungal spores from overwintering and becoming a problem in future years. Proper crop rotation is extremely important with all zucchini varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.
Golden Delight Zucchini Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 18-24″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 50
Disease Resistance: Powdery Mildew, Watermelon Mosaic Virus, Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus