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Round Zucchini Summer Squash Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

5.00 (2 reviews)
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  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant them 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact.

Harvesting: This round variety of zucchini generally tastes best when harvested at a diameter of 2-3". When the plant begins to produce mature zucchini, they should be picked every day or two. These squashes keep well in the refrigerator for about two weeks and freeze well.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash reaches its mature size, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good round zucchini seeds for planting and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 250

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Green

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
5.0

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Well packaged seeds

I have only just planted these seeds but I do appreciate the resealable packages that these seeds come in. The back of the packet has all the relevant information that you need to plant your seeds and I look forward to some Round Zucchini plants!

5.0

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Round Zucchini Summer Squash Seeds

Received my package in record time. All of the seeds are packaged in foil envelopes, looking all fresh and protected. Can't speak of the germination of the seeds because it's the end of November. If previously purchased and grown seeds from Everwilde Farms is any indication of the viability of my new seeds, we will have a prolific crop.

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Round Zucchini seed is a tasty and productive home garden variety for planting that can be picked in just 50 days! Use them as a steamed vegetable at 2.5" in diameter, or wait until they are 4" and use them for stuffed zucchini recipes! If you keep them harvested, it will keep on producing prolifically!
Round zucchini seeds have been quite popular for planting in Europe for generations; the French have their Ronde de Nice and the Italians their Tondo di Piacenza, as well as the Dutch and English variations. Because of their tenderness and convenient size, home and professional chefs alike love to stuff these for an unusual and appealing dish.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant them 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact.

Harvesting: This round variety of zucchini generally tastes best when harvested at a diameter of 2-3". When the plant begins to produce mature zucchini, they should be picked every day or two. These squashes keep well in the refrigerator for about two weeks and freeze well.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash reaches its mature size, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good round zucchini seeds for planting and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 250

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
5.0

Review By Arthur

Well packaged seeds

I have only just planted these seeds but I do appreciate the resealable packages that these seeds come in. The back of the packet has all the relevant information that you need to plant your seeds and I look forward to some Round Zucchini plants!

5.0

Review By Robin Warfield of Natural Peace Gardens

Round Zucchini Summer Squash Seeds

Received my package in record time. All of the seeds are packaged in foil envelopes, looking all fresh and protected. Can't speak of the germination of the seeds because it's the end of November. If previously purchased and grown seeds from Everwilde Farms is any indication of the viability of my new seeds, we will have a prolific crop.

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