The Round Zucchini plant is a very popular heirloom squash variety that grows extremely quickly – only 45 days! – Grows as a compact bush size plant (not as a vine). The Round Zucchini produces delicious and beautiful 3″ round fruits with yellow flesh.
Companion Planting for Zucchini
Zucchini grows extremely well withmany plants including beans, borage, dill, garlic, marigolds, mint, oregano. It is one of the 3 sisters (beans, corn, squash) which means they all grow well together.
Planting: Zucchini are warm-season crops and are sensitive to cold/frost. Plant your seeds as soon as the soil has warmed.
Watering: Keep well water in the summer months. Zucchini thrives in moist soil.
Fertilizer: Plant in a well-drained soil enriched with compost, aged manure, or other organic materials. Seedlings need little fertilizer.
Days to Maturity: Can begin harvesting fruit around 45 days. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
Size: Zucchini (Round) grows as a compact bush. Fruit is about 3″ round.
Harvesting: Harvest zucchini when they are about 3″ round or they will continue to grow much larger. If cross pollinated with regular zucchini they can easily grow the size of a baseball bat.
Tips: Though considered a vegetable in cooking, botanically speaking, squash is a fruit (being the receptacle for the plant’s seeds). Squash can be served fresh (in salads) and cooked (squash stuffed with meat, fried squash, baked squash).
Cooking with Zucchini: A favorite with tomatoes and of course fresh pesto!