7 interesting varieties of zucchini: strange on the outside, juicy on the inside

7 interesting varieties of zucchini: strange on the outside, juicy on the inside

Some types of garden plants are so different from their counterparts that it is sometimes difficult to determine which vegetable is in front of you: squash, pumpkin or watermelon. Let's get acquainted with the most interesting varieties of zucchini from summer cottages and find out why they are unique.

Lemon zucchini

Zucchini is really extraordinary: in shape and size, they resemble a lemon. The color is golden, with a greenish tint. The rich taste allows you to use the vegetable in almost any dish, but pancakes and pancakes are especially good from these zucchini.

The variety is famous for its yield and resistance to temperature extremes. A distinctive feature of lemon zucchini is long lashes that can be placed along the hedge. For a garden, such an openwork fence is a real find.

Gold Rush

Long and even golden icicles are the fruits of the wonderful Gold Rush marrow. But the pulp of the plant is of a beautiful creamy color, a very delicate consistency. Connoisseurs praise the taste of the fruit and the ease of cultivation of Gold Rush.

Seeds can be planted in open ground without any problems. But if you want to harvest early, use a greenhouse or cover the plants with a thin film.

Tondo di Piacenza

Zucchini zucchini varieties Tondo di Piacenza in the summer cottage will always be different from other zucchini. They are unusually compact: they grow in bushes, that is, the plant has almost no lashes. The embryos resemble small watermelons, and the ripe fruits are also almost round in shape, about 20 cm in diameter. The variety is mid-season, with a prolonged fruiting period.

The taste is delicate, and what is completely unusual - the zucchini pulp does not become wood for a long time, even if it is not removed from the garden in time.

Spaghetti variety

Outwardly, these bright yellow vegetables are not much different from other zucchini. When grown, they give long lashes and are stored for a long time. You can cook representatives of this variety in the microwave, oven, or just boil the slices of the fruit. And then the zucchini pulp will really resemble spaghetti. Experts assure that it will in no way be inferior to an Italian dish in taste.

Zucchini prefers light soils and an unshaded area.

Fitsifolia cucurbita (squash-watermelon)

The Mexican guest Fitsifolia cucurbita is essentially a perennial vine. She is able to braid your garden in a minimum of time and leave many large, watermelon-like fruits.

Zucchini are used raw, fried, boiled and baked. The harvest of Fitsifolia cucurbita has a high keeping quality: the fruits are stored in a cool place for 4 years.

F1 Festival

The fruit, round with a fleshy stalk, looks very much like a pumpkin. Its color is unique: patches of green, white, yellow and black are in disarray and make each vegetable truly exclusive. Zucchini flesh is tender and sweet, it is quite suitable for cooking your favorite dishes.

Festival F1 variety is often used to decorate a summer cottage. If the seedlings are planted in mid-May, ripening occurs in August.

Orange F1

Small in size and sweet in taste, fruits of the Orange F1 variety will decorate any garden. On powerful bushes, orange hybrid zucchini, canning stars, salads and cold snacks are rapidly ripening. The variety is early ripening - within a month and a half after planting, you can enjoy the first harvest.

An interesting feature of Orange F1 is that it should be planted exclusively in cloudy weather. This will ensure good survival and allow the young plant to develop and bear fruit normally.

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16 of the best varieties of zucchini for outdoor use

It's hard to imagine a vegetable garden without a vegetable marrow. This vegetable is one of the first to be harvested and appears on tables in the form of various dishes. The ease of growing zucchini, availability, early maturity and other characteristics allow, with proper care, to grow these plants of various varieties in open ground, greenhouses and greenhouses in Siberia, Moscow region and in the Leningrad region.

Zucchini to be eaten raw

For the preparation of fresh salads, early ripe zucchini with a dark skin are suitable. They are removed from the bush a little unripe (weighing about 200 g), cut into thin circles, sprinkled with salt (1 tsp) and left for 25-30 minutes.

Then it is squeezed out, transferred to a flat plate, watered with dressing. To do this, you can use 50 ml of vegetable oil, 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp. honey, chopped garlic (3 cloves), a little chopped dill and ground black pepper. Zucchini poured with this mixture insist for 20 minutes so that they are well saturated, and then served.

Zucchini varieties and hybrids that are good raw: Astronomer, Polar bear, Diamond F1, Zolotinka, Delicate marshmallow F1, Pharaoh, Anchor.


Growing zucchini is a very simple activity, even for those who have no experience in gardening. They are very resistant to diseases, not picky about growing conditions and have a lot of useful properties. Zucchini almost always give a large and eye-pleasing harvest, and it often happens that there is nowhere to put the harvest.


Variety "Gribovskie 37"
An early maturing variety for open ground is the Gribovskie 37 variety. This variety is recommended to grow under a film or in greenhouses. The plant has a bushy shape. The fruit is cylindrical, light green, ripe - milky white, hard-barked, smooth, 6-7 cm in diameter, weighing 0.7-3 kg, white flesh, 8-12-day-old greens 12-20 cm long are eaten. soil with abundant watering in the middle lane, the fruits can reach a length of 50 cm and a weight of 3 kg or more, but if the plant retains its softness and correct green color for a long time. Gribovskiye 37, are well suited for the manufacture of preservatives. The share of dry matter is about 8%, which is also a very valuable fact. The taste is very good. The first harvest can be carried out as early as 2 months after the first germination of plants. A little more than 100 days pass before the seeds ripen. Usually, zucchini of this variety give a very good harvest, the density of which is approximately 3.5-6.5 kilograms per square meter of planting. The most common zucchini diseases are powdery mildew, bacteriosis and fruit rot, although zucchini in general are among those crops that rarely get sick.

Hybrid F1 "Nemchinovsky"
Another type of zucchini suitable for growing zucchini in the open field is hybrid F1 Nemchinovsky... This hybrid is long-fruited and does not have long lashes characteristic of a squash. Therefore, the plants are very compact. The fruits themselves have a cylindrical shape and a slightly ribbed surface, but the surface can be absolutely smooth. The mass of each fruit of this hybrid reaches up to 1700 grams, with a minimum of 900. The flesh of the fruit has a white color with a greenish tinge, very dense and juicy. The taste of these zucchini is very good. The dry matter content is usually in the order of 5-7%. The first harvest is possible after 43 days, and the maximum period from the moment of emergence to the maturity of the first fruits is 57 days. The Nemchinovsky hybrid is a high-yielding hybrid that produces approximately 8.5 kg of fruit per square meter. As for the more frequent diseases for him, then they should include powdery mildew (medium degree), bacteriosis (medium degree), gray rot (weak degree).

Variety "Zolotinka"
An early ripe variety, from germination to the first harvest of fruits 45-47 days.
The fruits are bright yellow or orange, cylindrical in shape, they are perfectly preserved when canning. The pulp of the fruit is light orange in color, dense, juicy. Ripe fruit weight 0.4-0.8 kg. The variety is relatively resistant to powdery mildew.

Variety "Gaydamak»
An early ripe variety, from germination to the first harvest of fruits 38-42 days.
Fruits are green, cylindrical, straight or slightly curved with ribbing near the stalk. The mass of a ripe fruit is about 300 g. The variety is relatively resistant against powdery mildew.

Variety "Acrobat"
An early ripe variety, from germination to the first harvest of fruits 38-42 days.
Fruits are pale green, cylindrical in shape with slight ribbing near the stalk. Ripe fruit weight 350 g. Relatively resistant against powdery mildew.


Variety "Kuand" - an early ripe variety intended for cultivation under small film greenhouses. The length of the fruit usually reaches 21-28 cm, and the weight is 1100-1500 grams per square meter. This variety tastes very good. Kuand begins to bear fruit 52-61 days after germination. The yield is simply excellent and is more than twenty kilograms per square meter. Its characteristic diseases are a low degree of powdery mildew and gray rot.

Variety "Beloplodnye". An early variety, from germination to the first harvest of fruits 36-44 days. For open and protected ground. Fruits are greenish-white, cylindrical, with a weak escape to the stalk. Ripe fruit weight 600-900g. The pulp of the fruit is creamy, medium density. Bush plants, lateral shoots are short, convenient for growing in small gardens, greenhouses and greenhouses.

Variety "Kavili". An early ripe hybrid, from germination to the first harvest of fruits 32-40 days. Fruits are white-greenish, cylindrical, very straight, with white flesh, very uniform, with a delicate taste. For open and protected ground. Resistant to powdery mildew.

This group usually includes early maturing varieties. You can grow them in any way you like, be it a greenhouse or open ground. If you decide to grow these varieties in a greenhouse, then you must take into account that the plant density should be 2.5 plants per square meter. These varieties are resistant to low temperatures, low braiding, bush, compact. It is worth noting that the main shoot of this variety is very short.
The fruits are very well suited for preservation raw, as well as for consumption freshly picked. Ripe fruits are very often used for heat treatment and processing. Canned raw zucchini are very tasty, and they perfectly retain their beneficial properties and vitamins, which is very good for our body, especially in winter. Before the first harvest of ripe fruits, about 46 days should pass from the moment of germination. In greenhouses, the yield is about one and a half times higher and amounts to 14.6-17.6 kg per square meter, and grown zucchini in the open field have a yield of up to 10 kg per square meter. The most typical diseases inherent in this type of zucchini are powdery mildew (above average), viral diseases (strong).

Variety "Skvorushka". An early variety, from germination to the first harvest of 37-39 days. Fruits are dark green, cylindrical, with a slight escape to the stalk. Ripe fruit weight 500-800g. Differs in intensive fruit growth, ripening amicability. The pulp is salad, tender. The plant is bushy, compact, saturated with female flowers. The stem is short, the leaf is medium dissected.

Variety "Tsukesha". Early ripening variety. The fruits are green with small white dots, cylindrical in shape with a smooth or slightly ribbed surface. The mass of a ripe fruit is 500-800 g. The bush is compact, medium-sized, branching is weak. Leaves and petioles are almost not pubescent.

Variety "Aeronaut". An early variety, from germination to the first harvest of 37-39 days. Fruits are dark green, large cylindrical. The bush is practically unbranched. Leaves and petioles without pubescence.

Zebra variety... Early ripening variety. Fruits are striped, stripes are green with light green, cylindrical. The bush is compact, slightly growing, with little branching, with deeply dissected leaves. Pubescence of leaves and petioles is weak. For normal pollination, it is necessary to plant a small amount of common white-fruited squash, which is abundant in male flowers.

Souvenir variety. An early ripening high-yielding hybrid. Fruits are creamy and creamy green with a pattern in the form of torn or blurred dark green longitudinal stripes, oval, smooth, medium in size. The bush forms a compact, non-branching, medium-sized. The main shoot is short. Fruits are oval, smooth or slightly ribbed at the stalk, medium in size.

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