Yellow squash can be a real decoration of every garden. Its fruits with a shade from light yellow to orange not only look bright and original, but also have an excellent taste. The shape and size of different varieties are also different and sometimes surprising experienced gardeners. Growing yellow squash is no more difficult than green counterparts. Due to their appearance and taste, as well as simplicity in the care of these vegetables are becoming increasingly popular.
For fresh consumption
There are a number of yellow zucchini, which have excellent taste: their flesh is crispy, juicy, sweetish. Due to such taste qualities, the fruits of these varieties are recommended to be consumed raw, which makes them most beneficial to the human body. The most popular varieties of yellow zucchini, excellent for raw consumption, are listed below.
Gold Rush F1
One of the most famous yellow zucchini. It has an amazing taste of pulp: it is very delicate, sweet, juicy. The size of the zucchini is small: length up to 320 cm, weight up to 200 g. The yield of the variety is quite large - up to 12 kg / m2. This allows not only to eat raw vegetables, but also to preserve them for the winter.
Grow the plant mainly in open areas. Seeds are sown in May, with a frequency of not more than 3 pieces / m2. The fruits of this Dutch hybrid are depicted in the photo below.
Czech hybrid, early ripening. From the moment of sowing the seed to fruiting, a little more than 40 days pass. The juicy, sweet flesh of this zucchini is great for eating raw.
Smooth fruits of golden-yellow color do not exceed 30 cm in length. The productivity of the zucchini reaches 15 kg / m2. Planted seeds in open areas in May.
This hybrid is a representative of the French selection. The fruit of zucchini are small (up to 18 cm long, weighing up to 200g). The surface of the zucchini is smooth, cylindrical, golden yellow. It is recommended to sow the seeds of this variety in open areas in May. The ripening period is 40-45 days.
The plant is very compact and can be planted at the rate of 4-6 bushes per 1 m2 ground. The yield of the variety reaches 12 kg / m2.Important! The variety of Sunlight F1 contains practically no seed chamber, its pulp is uniform, juicy, soft, sweet, with a high content of carotene, which makes it not only tasty, but also exceptionally useful.
Raw zucchini is easily digested, has a low calorie content and is part of many dietary dishes. The trace element composition of yellow zucchini has a high content of carotene, potassium, magnesium, vitamins PP, C, B2, B6. Such use of vegetables in combination with excellent taste makes the above varieties particularly valuable.
Zucchini is an excellent vegetable for preservation. Due to its neutral taste, not only pickles are prepared from it, but also jams and compotes. For winter harvesting, it is best to grow high-yielding varieties that will allow you to get enough vegetables in a small area of soil. The most productive among the yellow zucchini are:
Early variety, the fruits of which ripen in 45-50 days after sowing the seed. It is grown up on an open ground, is steady against a number of diseases. With timely watering, fertilizing and loosening, the yield of the variety can reach 20 kg / m2.
The plant is compact, with a small number of leaves. Its seeds are sown in May and June. At 1 m2 soil recommended to place no more than 3 zucchini.
The fruits of this variety are bright yellow, cylindrical in shape. The surface of the zucchini is slightly ribbed and smooth. The pulp is thick, cream-colored. The average weight of a zucchini reaches 900 g.
The early ripe grade for which maturing of fruits is required no more than 50 days from the date of sowing of seeds in an open ground. The culture is resistant to cold and drought, which allows you to get a crop of up to 15 kg / m2 regardless of the weather conditions. Sowing of seeds is recommended to be carried out in May; in this case, harvesting lasts until September.
The bush of this variety is compact, weakly branching. The recommended seeding frequency of 4 plants per 1 m2.
Yellow zucchini of this variety is large, cylindrical in shape, weighing more than 900 g. Their surface is smooth, the skin is thin. A distinctive feature of the variety is the high content of dry matter in the pulp. Photos of this zucchini can be seen below.
This variety is truly "Hercules" among all the other zucchini. Its size surprises even experienced gardeners and farmers: the length of the zucchini reaches 1 meter, weight up to 30 kg. With such a size of the fruit, it is even difficult to imagine what the yield of the plant as a whole can be. For ripening its fruit takes about 100 days after sowing the seed.
Orange zucchini variety "Russian size" require special growing conditions: in late April, seeds are planted on seedlings. Planted plant on the onset of stable warm weather, without the threat of night frost. Zucchini needs regular watering and feeding.
Squashes have pink-orange flesh, tender, free of coarse fiber. Used for cooking culinary dishes and canning.Attention! Orange zucchini of this variety is suitable for long-term winter storage.
The given high-yielding varieties do not have high taste qualities, however, the volume of fruits allows not only preparing seasonal dishes from this vegetable, but also preparing it for the winter in sufficient quantities.
Unusual Yellow Courgettes
Yellow zucchini can affect not only the unique, excellent taste or size of the crop, but also the original shape of the fruit. Surprise neighbors probably get zucchini following varieties:
Early ripe variety, the fruits of which resemble a large pear. The uniqueness of such zucchini is that the seeds are concentrated in the lower part of the fruit, and most of the pulp does not contain them at all.
Squash yellow, up to 23 cm long, weighing up to 1.3 kg. Its skin is very thin, not rough. The flesh has an exceptional aroma, juicy, dense, orange.
Culture is grown in the open field. For ripening fruits need a little more than 50 days. To evaluate the external qualities of the zucchini, you can view the photo below.
Who said that bananas do not grow in the middle climate latitude? They are perfectly adapted to our latitudes, if we consider that the "Banana" is a sort of zucchini.
Until the onset of biological maturity, the fruits of this variety do not contain a seed chamber, which can be seen in the photo below. Young zucchini is very juicy, crunchy, sweet, with a specific aroma and flavor.
The scourge of this plant can reach 3-4 meters, so the frequency of crops should not exceed 1 bush per 1 m2 ground. Vegetable up to 70 cm, ripens 80 days after sowing the seed. However, it is usually consumed before full maturity. Feature of the variety is excellent keeping quality, which allows for a long time to store zucchini without processing.
Zucchini of this class is not so much surprised by the appearance as the internal filling: their pulp looks like spaghetti, which allows cooks to show their culinary imagination in cooking some dishes. You can see an example of such a unique fruit in the photo below.
Externally, the fruit has a smooth, cylindrical shape, painted in yellow. The length of the zucchini reaches 30 cm, the weight is about 1.5 kg. The disadvantage of the variety is a rough, hard skin.
Bush plant with long lashes. For the ripening of fruits of this variety requires more than 110 days from the day of sowing the seed. The period of fruiting is long enough until September. Grow culture mainly in the open field.Attention! To speed up the fruiting period, it is recommended to grow zucchini of this variety by the seedling method.
The analogue of this variety is the yellow squash variety "Spaghetti raviolo". Their pulp also has a unique look.
Another "fruit" on the garden can be a hybrid Orange Apels F1. This name, above all, demonstrates the external quality of the zucchini: yellow round, with a diameter of up to 15 cm. The variety is early ripening. Its fruits ripen 40 days after sowing the seed. Productivity reaches 6 kg / m2. The unique sweetish taste, juiciness of pulp, allows to consume the vegetable in a fresh, not processed form.
Learn more about growing this variety can be in the video:
A variety of yellow zucchini that allows you to prepare a vegetable in such a way that its taste and appearance will resemble canned pineapples. Its flesh is thick, juicy, crispy, with a sweetish aftertaste. Squash for 40-45 days after sowing the seed.
Bush plant without lashes. It is sown at the rate of 3 bushes per 1 m2 ground. The yield of the variety reaches 10 kg / m2.
Yellow squash is widespread in our gardens. In addition to the well-known and unique varieties listed above, there are other varieties, for example, Athena Polka F1, Pinocchio, Zolotinka, Yellow stars, Golden and others. They do not have special original differences in shape or taste, but are perfectly adapted to growth in middle climatic latitudes and are capable of producing quite a decent crop.
For information on how to properly grow a rich harvest of tasty, healthy yellow zucchini, you can view the recommendations given in the video: