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Grey Zucchini Summer Squash

Grey Zucchini Summer Squash

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Cucurbita pepo

45 days — The bush-type plants of 'Grey' zucchini produce are medium-green colored flecked with gray fruit that are known for remaining . It starts developing fruit quickly and if you harvest regularly, are productive. Although categorized as a zucchini here in the United States, because its fruit tend to be short, cylindrical, and somewhat tapered, it would be called as a vegetable marrow squash elsewhere.

As with any summer squash, you can harvest them at just about any size; we begin harvesting fruit when they reach about six to eight inches long. We prefer them at this young and tender stage when they are excellent lightly steamed, sautéed, or stir-fried. During the "high season" of summer, unless you are checking your plants daily, the fruit size can get away from you very quickly! Medium sized to large fruit can still be cooked in the same way as previously noted, but since harvest occurs during "barbecue season," we like to quarter the zucchini lengthwise, and with the skin left on, coat them in olive oil, season to taste, and then grill them until tender but firm. Often our seasoning is simply fresh ground black pepper and salt, but experiment with herbs for fun flavor variations.

'Grey' zucchini was introduced by the old D. V. Burrell Seed Growers of Rocky Ford, Colorado in 1934.[1] Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 28 to 32 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Choose a location that has warm, well-drained and fertile soil. Work in plenty of organic matter and mulch to conserve moisture.

Sow directly into the garden after any threat of frost has past. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 30 inches apart.

Harvest when the fruit is six to eight inches long or still tender. Harvest will be lengthened if you keep picking. Although the name or description of this variety refers to a modern company with a similar name, the seed we are offering is in no way "owned by" that company. The name is simply the historically accurate, common name for the variety giving credit to the seedsman that originally released it.
Informational Resources:
  1. "Vegetables of New York - Vol. 1 Part IV - The Cucurbits," New York Agricultural Experiment Station, 1937.