This is a top quality open-pollinated strain of round zucchini. Its compact plants produce an endless stream of baseball sized round to oblong fruits all summer if the plants are continuously picked.
Round Zucchini Squash History
(Cucurbita pepo) Forget about all of the hybrid round zucchinis and their outrageous prices. This is a top quality open-pollinated strain of round zucchini. Round Zucchini have been popular in Europe for years. The Italians have their dark green Tondo di Piacenza, the French have the light green speckled Ronde de Nice, the Dutch have the “Roly Poly” (a loose translation from Burpee’s marketers) and the British have their single serve striped marrow, Tender and True.
While you can plant zucchini in rows, hilling provides several benefits: hills of soil warm more quickly early in the season, if you want to sow seeds as soon as possible after the last chance of frost, plus hills provide better drainage than flat rows. You can learn about how to fix common zucchini growing problems here.
Preserving And Storing Your Zucchini For Later Use
Compact plants produce an endless stream of baseball sized round to oblong fruits all summer if you are able to continuously pick the plants. When selecting zucchini for freezing as slices, noodles, or halves, choose firm slender young zucchini about 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long. The zucchini should have bright colors and no blemishes, soft spots, or wrinkled skin.
As zucchini grow larger, they become tough and develop more seeds. You can best preserve large zucchini by either shredding or puréeing them. Scoop out seeds and spongy areas with the tip of a spoon. Ideally, harvest just before freezing for the best quality, or up to three days. Store unwashed zucchini in the refrigerator crisper drawer. Wash the zucchini well in cool running water before preparing it for the freezer.
Check out this article for more tips on how to preserve and store your zucchini.
Round Zucchini Recipes
Check this recipe out if you want to learn how to make stuffed zucchini with ground beef.
Round Zucchini Plant Nutrition
Zucchini is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is a good source of vitamin B6. You’ll also get smaller amounts of vitamin A, folate, riboflavin, and thiamin. Minerals in zucchini include manganese, potassium, and small amounts of magnesium and phosphorus. Click here to learn about 12 key health and nutrition benefits that you can find in zucchini.
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