An early, extremely productive heirloom zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) introduced in the United States in the late 1950s that still has a role to play today: this is the ideal variety for backyard and urban gardens. Plants produce the archetypal slender green fruit that we’ve come to expect from zucchini. It has a bush-like habit, but it has been known to travel. When planting be considerate of future growth and provide ample spacing.
As with all zucchini varieties, harvesting the fruits consistently prolong the production and lifespan of the plant. In the height of the growing season when the fruits grow extremely fast, we harvest twice a week: one “maintenance” harvest, and then another a couple days later for our Community Supported Agriculture shares. With the proper care and planting consideration, zucchini plants can last all season – and beyond, in some cases.
60 days to fruit production from transplant or 70 days when direct seeded. Annual.