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?
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.
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.
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.
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.