Summer Squash

Port Matilda, PA, United States
January 30, 2017
Vining Zucchini for SFG
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

What are the pros? Easy, climbing, prolific

What are the cons? none


A bush zucchini takes up 9sf in a square foot garden. That’s too much – the solution: vertical gardening: a vining zucchini on a trellis. But these are hard to find. I read previous reviews here and realized this zucc was what I was looking for. Even better – it wasn’t a sprawler that could be tied upright, it climbed by itself. I enjoyed the flavor and texture of the smaller zucchinis, but a 10” long mature zucchini kept until I ate it in December and was still pretty good (mature seeds removed, of course.) I planted two, one much later than the other and was surprised at the end of the season when pulling vines to learn all of the zucchinis were from the first plant! I fear what measure is being used to define this vine as “somewhat compact” (kudzu? kraken? Kilimanjaro?) There were insects, but while the cucumber beetles took out the cucumbers, squash bugs took out the melons, and vine borers killed the bush zucchini - Table Dainty lost a few leaves but kept right on growing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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