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Container Zucchini

Astia

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Container Zucchini

Astia

EXCLUSIVE - Astia is a well-bred French bush zucchini variety, developed especially for container growing and planting in small space garden...
EXCLUSIVE - Astia is a well-bred French bush zucchini variety, developed especially for container growing and planting in small space gardens. These non rambling, compact squash vines are also highly ornamental with big silvery-green, deeply indented leaves. Early bearing and productive, Astia bears abundant zucchini near the base of the plant where they are easy to harvest. These uniformly smooth, lustrous, glossy-green zucchini have excellent flavor and are delicious whether roasted, sautéed, steamed or baked.
Seed Count: 11-13 / Weight: 2.5 gms / F-1 Hybrid
$ 3.19

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Plant only when spring weather is warmed and night temperatures are above 50°F (10°C). Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. In a sunny spot, make slightly mounded hills, 3’ wide and 3’ apart. Sow seeds in a triangle on each mound, planting two seeds 1” deep at each point in the triangle. Thin to the strongest seedling at each point, leaving 3 seedlings per mound.


FOR CONTAINERS

Use fresh, good quality potting soil in containers. Sow seeds 4” from container edges. When 3 to 4” tall, remove all but the strongest seedling. Final spacing should be one plant per pot at least 15” in diameter and 12” deep, or 2 plants for pots 20” across and 12-15” deep. For larger planters, final spacing should be 8 to 10” apart. Mulch to help conserve moisture and fertilize monthly for good production. In very hot weather, check and water containers daily.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect seedlings from marauding birds with plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Thin plants properly; you’ll get more zucchinis from a few well-spaced, healthy vines than from crowded plants that are much more disease prone.


HARVEST AND USE

Harvest at about 5 inches in length; frequent harvesting keeps plants producing. Enjoy these zucchinis grilled, baked sautéed or steamed. Try slicing lengthwise, drizzling with olive oil and roasting to succulent perfection. Or slice 1/2 inch thick, top with pizza sauce and cheese and bake.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

May – June
April – June
Full sun
In mounds
8 inches apart
7 – 10 days
Approx. 48

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

May – June
April – June
Full sun
In mounds
8 inches apart
7 – 10 days
Approx. 48

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

In mounds
8 inches apart

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Days To Harvest

Approx. 48

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