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Climbing Zucchini

Climbing Zucchini

Most zucchini take up a lot of space. By leading the long zucchini stem along your trellis, this variety only needs 30x30cm to grow big and tall. Also, delicious.

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Specifications

Sowing time: end of April - mid May indoors Height: 180 cm Contents: 4 seeds

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Climbing Zucchini

Most Zucchini take up lots of space. But a Climbing Zucchini just needs a trellis. The long stem weaves upward, so it fits perfectly in your 30x30 square plot. 

  • Species name: Black Forest F1 
  • Family: Fruit 
  • Plants per square patch: 1 near the trellis 
  • Height: Up to 200 cm 
  • Pre-sowing: From end of April to mid-May 
  • Germination time: 20 - 25°C in 5 - 7 days 
  • Time to harvest: After 9 - 10 weeks 
  • Sunlight: Needs a sunny spot
Want to buy Climbing Zucchini seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What's so special about our Climbing Zucchini?

First off, our Zucchini are delicious. They produce a lot and you can harvest from July through October. 

You can't grow most Zucchini varieties in raised beds because they need a lot of room to grow. They'll take over your garden in no time.
 
Our Climbing Zucchini grows upward, not outward. You help it out by guiding its long stem along your trellis. So, it doesn't take up as much space, and definitely won't take over. 

Sowing and growing

Zucchini is a serious summer vegetable: the seeds germinate between 15 and 20°C. Also, the seedlings dislike colder weather. 

So, pre-sow your Zucchini seeds indoors, and move your robust plants outdoors when its warm enough. 

Pick a patch in your raised bed at the back under the trellis. Ideally, you plant Zucchini on the side of your raised bed so its big leaves can flop over the side.

A Zucchini needs a lot of nutrients. Give it some extra MM-Plantfood when you plant it, and add some more in mid-July. 
 
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.  

How do you use it?

Zucchini are tastiest when they're 20 - 30 cm long. Cut them off at their thick short stalk. Harvest early so your plant will produce more flowers and later, more Zucchini. 
 
Zucchini are quick to cook. You can boil them briefly, toss them in a stir-fry, make a soup, or grill them. Cubed Zucchini is great for omelets or pasta sauces. 

You can even eat small zucchini raw. And yes, the flowers are edible too :-).