Green Griller Squash is a hybrid zucchini variety that produces dark-green, egg-shaped fruits that are perfect for slicing and grilling. In addition to the beautiful coloration, this zucchini squash variety has a delicious, nutty flavor and a texture that holds well after cooking. These will produce heavily within an 8-week window once plants start producing flowers.
Green Griller Squash produces plants with an open-bush growing habit, which makes for easy harvesting. The plants also have very few spines, which keeps the fruits blemish-free during the harvesting process. Slice these in half, add olive oil and seasonings, and throw on the grill for an excellent summer treat!
Green Griller Squash may be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Winter 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 winter 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.
Winter Squash is a crop that will produce a one-time harvest at the end of the growing season. They should be harvested when plants die back and the fruits obtain their full color. Stem hardness is also an indication of fruit maturity. Once stems harden, fruits are ready for harvest using a set of pruning shears. Winter Squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months, depending on variety and sugar content. Once fruits are harvested, 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 pumpkin varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.
Green Griller Squash 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: 40
Disease Resistance: Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus