Green Zebra Zucchini is a hybrid variety of summer squash with dark green and pale green stripes. This is a spineless variety with a smooth exterior. Fruits are best harvested between 5-7″ long at their peak texture. Productive plants have a bush-growing habit which makes fruits easily visible for quick and effective harvesting. Harvest every 2-3 days for best results. Green Zebra Zucchini are just as tasty as they are beautiful! This is a great variety for steaming and it will make some of the best fried zucchini you’ve ever had!
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.
Green 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 Tolerance: None