ripe zucchini

thepodpiperJuly 16, 2008

How do you tell when zucchini squash is ripe some of them are getting large and am wondering if it is ok to pick them when they are smaller?

Dale

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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

I prefer the smaller zucchini over the large ones. The larger they get, the more seeds they get. I simply pick young, wash, chop, sautee and eat. I prefer to eat the skin and all.

Kim

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 3:00PM
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solanaceae

you can pick a 3" zucchini if you want. It just does not amount to much. 8" to 10" is perfect with a 2" diameter. They are prolific so there is no reason to let them become baseball bats for a pithy overgrown radish.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 3:10PM
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thepodpiper

Thanks for the replies, I picked 6 today all around 8" dipped in egg dropped them into bread crumbs and fried them up and boy were they good. my family couldn't stop eating them.

Dale

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 3:57PM
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alisande(Zone 4b)

I try to grow enough plants so that I can pick them small (6 - 8") and still have plenty of zucchini. Looking forward to mine, along with the yellow crookneck squash.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 8:37PM
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