The most delicious and healthy in zucchini is pulp. It is not surprising that any housewife would like the pulp in the fruit to be larger, and the peel and seeds to be smaller. Therefore, the question often arises: "What varieties do you need to choose to get zucchini without seeds?". To find such fruits and learn about their features, it is necessary, in principle, to deal with such vegetables as zucchini.
Do nature exist in squash without seed
Each plant contains seed, because, thanks to this, the culture and can multiply. Therefore, lovers of pulp without seeds will have to be a little upset - in nature there are no varieties of zucchini without seeds. Absolutely all zucchini contain seeds, only there is a difference in their size, quantity and ripening time.
The zucchini subspecies zucchini more than the rest meets the requirements of opponents of seeds. In the pulp of zucchini seeds are extremely rare, besides there are very few of them, and they are small. However, the overgrown zucchini is as filled with seeds as any other zucchini. Therefore, it is necessary to pluck the fruits while they are young, when their length reaches no more than 20 cm.Attention! In principle, any sort of zucchini does not contain seeds to a certain stage of ripening. If the fruits are picked on time, then the number of seeds in them will be minimal, the seeds will be tender and small.
So, in nature there are no special types of seedless zucchini. You can get such vegetables if you pick the fruits off the bushes early, without waiting for them to ripen completely.
Tip! In order to get the maximum number of squash without seeds, it is better to plant a foreign hybrid variety. All hybrids differ in that they contain the minimum number of seeds. In addition, they rarely overripe and do not require frequent harvesting.
Variety or hybrid
Each owner has his own requirements for the quality of zucchini, so everyone has their favorite varieties of this vegetable.
The main division occurs by breeding characteristics: varieties or hybrids. Both one and another kind of zucchini has its strengths and weaknesses. Many gardeners choose foreign hybrids, noting their characteristics such as:
- Productivity - indeed, thanks to a longer growing season and tuft ovaries, more mature fruits can be harvested from a single hybrid squash shrub.
- Aesthetic qualities - almost all hybrids have an interesting appearance. Among them are bright green, striped, yellow fruits, which may have an unusual shape and non-standard sizes. Beauty attracts people, so hybrid zucchini is popular, sold better and bought more often.
- Resistance - hybrids are more resistant to various diseases than varietal zucchini. In addition, they are artificially acclimatized under certain weather conditions. When buying seeds, you need to give preference to those varieties and hybrids that are suitable for growing in a particular region. So, there are southern cultures, squash for a temperate climate, hybrids for cold northern regions with short and cool summers.
- The taste characteristics of hybrids are slightly lower than varietal zucchini. The hybrids taste not so fragrant, but they have a thinner skin and practically no seeds inside.
- Commercial quality - despite the thinner skin, hybrids better tolerate transportation and maintain their presentation for a long time.
All this speaks in favor of hybrids. But varietal zucchini also have their advantages. First of all it is more saturated and bright taste. Varietal zucchini does not lose its taste even after heat treatment, canning. Therefore, in order to make preparations for the winter, it is better to purchase seed varieties.
Another advantage of varietal zucchini - resistance to low temperatures. If hybrids die at the slightest freezing, then some varieties are able to tolerate lower temperatures without dropping flowers and ovaries.
Important! Varietal zucchini has a not as attractive appearance as hybrids. They may be of irregular shape, uneven color, with spots on the peel. For the cultivation of zucchini for the purpose of sale, it is better to choose seeds of hybrids. And for the needs of his family varietal zucchini is preferable, since they are more delicious.
How to choose seeds for planting
Choosing a sort of zucchini, do not pay too much attention to the timing of its maturation. Squash belongs to the early ripening crops, the first fruits on the plant appear already on the 45th to 48th day after planting. The difference in the rate of ripening between early and middle variety can be only a few days. However, it can be adjusted depending on the conditions (temperature, sun, watering and other things).
More attention should be paid to the method of planting seeds. There are many varieties and hybrids that give high yields of zucchini. But to get the maximum number of fruits, it is necessary to maintain a constant temperature and humidity level, that is, the plant is intended for planting in the greenhouse.
Still, most varieties of zucchini fruits well in open ground, especially in the southern regions with hot and long summer.
The seeds of zucchini can be harvested independently from the previous crop. To do this, several fruits do not tear, and leave on the bushes until they are completely dry. When the plant dries, squash break and leave to ripen in a cool dark place for 10-15 days.
Then squash cut and remove from them the seeds that need to be washed and dried. Such seed material is quite suitable for planting, but this rule applies only to varietal zucchini. To grow a plant from hybrid seeds will not work. To plant a new variety or hybrid, seeds must be purchased. Such seed material undergoes special treatment and does not require any preparation before planting.
Squashes varieties "Gribovskie 37" belong to the medium-early plants. After planting the seeds in the ground until the fruits ripen, about 55 days pass. To plant this domestic hybrid can be both seeds and seedlings. Seedlings should be sown for seedlings at the end of April, after planting in the ground it is covered with a film for several days.
For planting seeds in open ground requires an established temperature, which excludes the possibility of frost.
The fruits of the hybrid have a cylindrical shape and a greenish color that turns white as the vegetable ripens. The mass of a mature zucchini can reach 1700 grams, but more often it fluctuates within 700 grams.
Mature fruits have a thick peel and large seeds, their flesh is snow-white and very juicy, with a pronounced taste.
To get the pulp without seeds, vegetables must be picked on the 10th day after the ovary appears. Tender young zucchini is considered a dietary product, very useful for health.
They can be cooked in any way, from the variety "Gribovskie 37" it turns out excellent caviar, which can be preserved for the winter.
The plant is resistant to many diseases, but "fears" of aphids and powdery mildew, therefore, requires proper care. But the zucchini perfectly tolerates cold, so it is suitable for growing in the north of the country. Shrubs grow compact, have many ovaries. About 8 kg of vegetables can be harvested from a single plant.
This hybrid will bring a harvest in any summer: it is not afraid of cold, the shadow does not harm it, the zucchini is resistant to diseases and rot.
You can get the first fruits from a plant like Apollo F1 on the 38th day after planting, because the zucchini belongs to early ripening. Bushes grow sprawling with a lot of leaves. For the entire season, 8-10 ovaries appear on a single plant.
Zucchini grow large - up to 40 cm in length, have a flat cylindrical shape and green color with white dots. The mass of the ripe fruit reaches 1.5 kg, which makes the hybrid one of the most productive.
Peel zucchini is quite thick, which makes them lezhi, maintaining freshness and beauty. The flesh of Apollo F1 is rather dense, white. These zucchini are excellent for heat treatment and canning, in particular, caviar from them is excellent.
The representative of domestic varietal zucchini pleases early ripening. The appearance of the first fruits can be expected already on the 36th day after planting the seeds. The plant is well tolerated by temperature drops, it is resistant to most diseases, and is able to withstand even small frosts. It also shows itself well in the southern and central regions, is not afraid of the sun and drought.
Bushes of the Roller zucchini are small, have some foliage and shoots. Fruits ripen at the same time - 6-8 pieces per plant. The color of the peel is light green, the flesh is also a bit green.
The size of zucchini is quite large - their weight reaches 0.9 kg, and the shape is pear-shaped, of large diameter.
Squash "Roller" well preserved, therefore, suitable for transportation and growing for sale. Tastes are high enough, these zucchini can be used not only in canned or fried, but also make fresh salads and snacks.
The variety "Roller" is perfect for those who want to independently collect the seeds for the next crop. Seed chamber in the fruit is large, and large seeds.
One of the options zucchini zucchini with a thin skin and a small amount of seeds. Zucchini of this variety is distinguished by its appearance - its peel is painted in a light green color, on which dark stripes are clearly visible. The surface of the fruit is glossy, smooth.
The shape of the zucchini is elongated, correct. The weight of one vegetable reaches 800-900 grams. "Zebra" perfectly transports transportation and maintains its presentation for a long time. This zucchini can be left for winter storage, fresh fruit is sometimes preserved even until March.
Taste the zucchini high, the flesh is tender without stones. Vegetable can be cooked in any way, as well as canned.
To get high yields, which is famous for the variety, you have to work hard. The plant is quite capricious. Zebra zucchini loves sunny areas with well-fertilized soil. Seeds sprout well, resistant to frost. Bushes compact without thick side shoots.Important! For cultivation in greenhouse conditions, it is necessary to choose varieties with predominantly female inflorescences. Zucchini pollinating need insects or wind, and in the greenhouse they will have to pollinate independently, manually. To not do this, buy seeds with plants of the female type.
One of these varieties with mostly female inflorescences is the squash squash. It is early ripening, the first fruits ripen around the 50th day after planting.
Vegetable belongs to the zucchini subspecies - has a thin peel of green color with numerous white dots. The surface of the vegetable ribbed, shiny. Inside the zucchini is tender and very juicy flesh, without stones. Fruits are suitable for any dishes and conservation.
Despite the fact that the skin of the zucchini is thin, it is well tolerated in transportation and maintains its presentation for a long time.
The plant is a bushy, compact, unassuming in terms of care. Zucchini "Skvorushka" perfectly tolerates frosts and strong heat, drought. So that the fruits do not overgrow, they must be regularly collected. Under optimal growth conditions, more than 7 kg of zucchini can be obtained from one square meter of soil.
One of the unusual varieties is Zolotinka zucchini, which has a bright yellow color not only of the rind, but also of the flesh. The first vegetables appear quite early - on the 55th day after germination. The variety can be grown both in the greenhouse and in the open field. Zucchini will grow in the central part of Russia, and in the south. But for the northern regions it is better to choose a more suitable variety, or to plant seeds in closed ground.
Zolotinka zucchini is grown both by seed and seedling. For the seedling method, seeds are sown at the end of April.
The shape of the fruit is cylindrical, the surface is ribbed. The size of zucchini is small - they rarely grow longer than 10 cm in length, and their mass does not exceed 600 grams.
Zucchini pulp is as bright as yellow peel. It has high taste, has a certain density and contains a large amount of sugar. After canning the vegetable retains its bright color, which is why it is often used by housewives.
Shrubs plants climbing, resistant to diseases and pests.
One of the most productive varieties. In order for the plant to bear fruit for a long time, it is necessary to pick ripe fruits in time. With this approach, you can collect up to 12 kg of zucchini from one meter of soil.
Variety "Tsukesha" refers to the zucchini, has a thin green skin with white specks, and white juicy flesh. The seeds inside the young fruits are not, they are tasty and fragrant.
Bushes of this variety are compact, low. Fruits - oval, elongated, with a slight ribbing. The weight of one zucchini reaches 1 kg. Vegetables tolerate transportation and are suitable for long-term storage.
Recommendations of specialists
Experienced growers advise those who like squash without seeds to choose varieties such as zucchini. And yet, in order to fully guarantee that there will be no seeds inside the fruit, even the zucchini must be collected from the garden in time.
In principle, fruits of any sort of zucchini do not contain seeds until a certain stage of maturation, so they just need to be plucked young, until the length of the fruit has reached 20 cm. The most effective is the cultivation of high-yielding varieties. It is necessary to choose zucchini with long-term fruiting, then it will be possible to eat young vegetables without seeds, and prepare caviar from ripe, fragrant zucchini.