Golden Zebra Zucchini is a hybrid, summer squash variety with tender, delicious yellow fruits. This variety produces medium length squash that are best harvested around 5-7″ long for peak flavor and tenderness. Plants have a bush-growing habit for easy harvesting and usually reach about 36″ tall. As plants grow throughout the warm growing season, they will sprawl along the ground and continue to produce additional vines. As a result, give these plenty of room in your garden. Golden Zebra Zucchini are relatively uniform along the length of the fruit which makes it a great variety for producing even slices for frying, sauteing or steaming.
Squash may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting squash seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Squash 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 squash 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.
Squash 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 squash 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 squash varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.
Golden Zebra 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: None