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ripe zucchini

Posted by thepodpiper so. east mi. z6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 16, 08 at 14:49

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?


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RE: ripe zucchini

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.


RE: ripe zucchini

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.

RE: ripe zucchini

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.


RE: ripe zucchini

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.

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