Zucchini, Rheinau Gold (Organic)
Cucurbita pepo. Golden-Yellow. 55 days.
A terrific yellow zucchini – delicate texture with a light flavor. Thin skin contributes to good eating quality with no need to peel. Smaller plants have an open growth habit and are productive over a long season. The fruit do not grow as large as green zucchini – if you miss a few days of harvest you won’t be greeted with leg-sized fruit, but rather several forearm-sized ones. Throws the occasional green-fruited plant. Rheinau Gold came to us via Meadowlark Hearth and was previously selected in biodynamic conditions by Swiss seed company Sativa Rheinau, for both agronomic traits and eating quality – we are big fans of everything they release.
Seed grown produced by Ferry Boat Seeds on San Juan Island, Washington.
Cannot ship to Canada
Sow indoors in 2-4” pots May through mid-June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 3’ wide rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Young plants are sensitive, we recommend row cover to protect from frost and insects.
To save seed, let fruit mature on plant until autumn when they’re giant. Harvest and scoop out seeds. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.