Monday, August 9, 2010

I've hit Gold!

I harvested my first Gold Rush zucchini yesterday.  I've learned the hard way that you have to handpick the blossoms off the ends of these guys.  They don't drop off on their own; and once the blossoms go soft, the zucchini starts to go bad too.  The colour is a lovely punch, and the fruit is firmer than the dark green zucchinis I usually grow.  Once zukes start producing, you have to check on them pretty much daily anyway.  One day, it's just a blossom; three days later you've got a zucchini as big as your arm.  If you don't mind pinching the blossoms off, give these a try.

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