Golden Zuccini

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by mainefun40, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. mainefun40

    mainefun40 Active Member

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    These appear to be the same as the regular ones, in taste, but are a golden color. Now I don't know much about them, they were bought as a flat of seedlings, but after they began to yield the plants began to rot. We had a very small yield of these and then---rot!

    We've cleaned them out, hoping it isn't something that willspread to the rest of our squash. Any ideas about these "golden zuccinis?

    (It might help if I were to say we've had a summer that was cool, cloudy and rainy through July!)

    Steve
     
  2. katydidagain

    katydidagain Adventuress--Definition 2 Supporter

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    Are you sure the plants rotted? Sounds more like that pesky squash borer attacked. I've had some minor evidence of burrowing this year but the plants are still going; I started them very late which is one way of outsmarting their life cycle. Again, I hope wiser minds will pipe up. Tin foil wraps, cutting out offenders (never worked for me--always killed the plant), etc. are standard defenses.

    katy
     

  3. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    Yellow type zucchini, maybe Gold Rush, are zucchini, not the yellow
    summer crookneck type squash.
    My zucchini are beginning to collapse, but the second planting has
    just given me my first harvest. It's always good to do a second
    late planting to insure a continuous crop through the late summer.
    I do the same thing with cukes, which is good, because my early
    cuke crop was very poor.
    Ann
     
  4. gccrook

    gccrook Well-Known Member

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    I have had terrible luck this year. Actually, I have yet to harvest a golden zucchini or any other squash this year. Appears to be some vine borer, because the plants are fine one day, and just dead a day or 2 later. I have yet to find the evidence before the plants die. I would be interested in any organic methods for controlling these buggers.
     
  5. det28

    det28 Well-Known Member

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    My gold zucchini did wonderful this year. I have canned and dried and frozen all season as well as gave them away. Borers will get them as well as squash bugs if they have half a chance. Fortunately I had a lot of natural predators in the garden this year that didn't give the bad bugs much opportunity.
    det28