Golden Zucchini Squash
Introduced in 1973 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia, bred from squash varieties supplied by Dr. Oved Shifress. This vivid yellow fruit was the first commercial B (bicolor gene) cultivar. Crisp and mild-flavored zucchinis are borne prolifically on bush plants.
- 50-55 days
- Summer squash
- Bright yellow skin
- Best when eaten under 8 inches
- Heavy yielding bush plants
This variety works for:
To prepare your squash, rinse the exterior and then cut in half and remove the seeds before baking, roasting, etc.
Winter squash can be pureed and sweetened as an addition to breads, muffins, cakes and pies. Diced and roasted squash can be tossed in warm salads of grains and nuts or with sautéed kale.
Summer squash are best eaten when they are small and the seeds are immature. Sliced thinly, summer squash are used in gratins and savory pies or sautéed or breaded and fried.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
I love this squash. It produces pretty straight squashes, which I like. And it keeps producing for a long time. Be sure to harvest them small... they taste best that way.
Not happy I purchased this vegetable, but my fault. The description clearly says "bred from genetic material". Should have known with it being Burpee brand. I do not like GMO`s very unhealthy.
I'll read well next time, but I didn't expect to see GM seeds here.
Seed Savers Exchange: None of the varieties offed in the Seed Savers Exchange catalog or on the SSE website are GMO. We only offer Non-GMO, untreated, and Non- Hybrid seed.
Disappointed in this purchase, but didn't read the description that its actually GMO. This is the second time trying to leave feedback on these seeds. Very surprising to see you selling such products that are of this nature, but more shocked that you changed the description and removed that they are GMO.
Seed Savers Response: None of the varieties offered in the catalog or on the SSE website are GMO. The description was changed to provide more clarity and better describe this particular variety to prevent any more confusion. The original line read introduced in1973 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia, bred from genetic material supplied by Dr. Oved Shifress.
by Mike P
Good flavor, dependable producer, and my favorite to roast on the grill.
The best zucchini variety I have found
by Sandy B.
I've grown Golden Zucchini for many years, and tried many other varieties but this remains my favorite. The seeds seem to be getting harder to find so I'm very happy that SSE continues to offer them. I find the golden color much more appealing than the usual green zucchini when used in most recipes. In my garden in the Michigan Upper Peninsula it continues to produce right through September and into October, until we get a freeze.
my favorite summer squash
This is a terrific summer squash. Nice, firm texture like zucchini, but easy to spot like yellow crooknecks. I prefer to pick when medium size - around 8 or 9 inches. Very productive plant. I always hand pollinate, just to make sure.
Reliable tasty zucchini, great in tons of recipes, need more space for review
by Judy Lynn
I've grown this in Arizona and now Maryland, both places I've had outstanding results. I plant using the three sisters method (corn, beans and squash) and it's by far my favorite squash to use. I still grow the green variety because I like the color mix lol.
These produce reliably, I pick them as needed, 6" to 10" range.
Sadly this year in my garden the two I planted started off great, got about 10 squash total, then the plants got the powder mildew on them and I pulled them out.
First time growing these? Plant in hills, don't crowd too much. They love growing with the three sister method. These start off yellow so you won't be like "what's this mystery squash?"
These are awesome because you can't really screw up when you harvest them. At any stage they are edible.
Plants get pretty large so expect to give them space. You can trim them to keep them less crazy but don't do too many leaves at once, there plant will go into shock.
Gmo isn't always a bad thing, look into it : )