- Produces Zucchinis in Only 40 Days!
- 12-18 Inches Tall
- 18-24 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
If you need a vegetable to get you and your family to start loving edible gardening, Burpee's Best Zucchini Hybrid is the plant for you. Zucchini plants are easy to grow and famous for their big yields. This best hybrid produces 6- to 8-inch fruit in only 40 days from planting. The plant should continue to produce fruit from its large yellow-orange blooms regularly throughout the summer.
Zucchini is a versatile vegetable for kitchen gardens. The fruit is delicious as fresh slices for vegetable platters, stuffed, sautéed, roasted or steamed. Harvest zucchini by cutting it off the vine at the fruit's stem.
Burpee Hybrid Zucchini Plant Care
A type of summer squash, zucchini grows best in full sun (at least 6 hours a day) in summer months. Plant zucchini after the last frost in your area as soil warms to at least 60 degrees. You can plant a second zucchini a few weeks later, into mid-summer, to ensure fruit all season long. The soil should drain well and be rich with organic matter. Since zucchini roots are fairly shallow, mulching around the base of the plant will help retain moisture below.
Growing Burpee Hybrid Zucchini Plants
Within 6 weeks from planting, you should be able to harvest your first zucchini fruit. Harvest regularly, while fruit is small, for best flavor. Leaving fruit on the plant will send too much energy into making larger fruit than to setting new fruit. Space zucchini plants at least 4 feet apart to make room for each plant's spread.
You can grow zucchini in a container but need a pot at least 24 inches across and a foot deep to give the plant room to grow. The plant is not picky about its conditions but needs a lightweight potting mix for best health.
Watering Burpee Hybrid Zucchinis
Zucchini plants need regular watering, especially during dry, hot periods of summer. They need an average of 1 to 2 inches of rainwater or irrigation each week. Slow drip or soaker hoses are the best way to water.
Feeding Burpee Hybrid Zucchinis
Fertilize when the plant begins producing flowers to help give energy for fruit production. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer meant for vegetables or an organic product like compost tea.
|Common Name: Burpee Hybrid Squash – Zucchini|
|Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo|
|Plant Type: Summer Squash, Zucchini Squash|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: 6-8 inches|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)|
|Height: 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)|
|Width: 18 - 24"" (46 - 61cm)|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.