Squash Fordhook Zucchini
This variety of summer squash is very popular, easy to grow and fast maturing, producing a generous crop of delicious and delicately flavored fruits. Plants are compact bush type bearing handsome oblong dark green fruits.
Plants continue to produce tender, vitamin rich fruit until frost if all fruit are picked before they mature. Fruits are best picked when they are 6 to 8 inches long. Cooked like summer squash, used fresh or fried in butter.
Planting time - late spring or indoors 4-6 weeks earlier
Matures in - 57 days
Germinates in - 10-14 days
Sowing depth - 1/2 inch
Hill spacing - 3-4 feet
Seed spacing - 3-5 seeds in a ring about 2 inches across.
Thinning - when plants are 2-3 inches tall, thin to 3 or 4 of the strongest plants in each hill
Net weight 2 G (Estimated 15 seeds)
Bulk Zucchini seed available.
250 Seeds/oz. Plant 1/2oz per 100ft row.
4lbs of Zucchini seed needed per acre.
Average Zucchini yield per acre -494 bushels.