Albarello di Sarzana Zucchini has light green skin, speckled with yellow. It is bulbous at the non-stem end. It is best harvested when it is 6 inches (15 cm) long, at which point it will weigh 5 to 10 oz (150 to 300g.) It will grow, though, up to 12 to 16 inches (30 to…
Amalthée Zucchini is a Cousa type, F1 hybrid zucchini with pale green skin. It is cylinder shaped, with firm flesh and a sweet taste. The bush is compact, as least as far as zucchini goes.
Ambassador Zucchini is a straight zucchini that can grow 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) long. It has medium-green, smooth, waxy skin. It grows on a compact open bush. History Notes Ambassador Zucchini was developed by the Twilley Seed Company. During development, it was referred to as “189-180-4”. Released 1967.
This recipe was given by the New York actress Anne Bancroft to Toronto writer Warren Dunford in the 1990s. It has a lightly-spiced flavour that is warm and distinctive.
Apollo Zucchini is long with medium-green skin. A hybrid, the plant is an open bush type. It is a very heavy producer. History Notes Apollo Zucchini was developed by Joseph Harris seed company. Released 1970.
Aquarius is a straight zucchini that has medium dark green skin with lighter green speckling. The plant is an open bush type. History Notes Aquarius Zucchini was developed by the Northrup King Seed Company. During development, it was referred to as “NVH 3753”. Released 1981.
Aristocrat is a straight zucchini with glossy, smooth dark green skin. The plant is an open bush type hybrid. 53 days from planting to harvest. History Notes Aristocrat Zucchini was released in 1973.
A really good baked pasta dish, with veggies in it.
Bianco di Trieste Zucchini is a long zucchini with very pale green skin. 45 days to maturity. Cooking Tips The flesh of Bianco di Trieste stays together when cooked in casseroles, soups and stews.
Black Beauty is a long, straight zucchini. Its very dark, blackish-green skin has slight ridges on it. The flesh is firm and greenish-white. The plant is a bush type one. History Notes Black Beauty Zucchini was developed by the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station in Storrs, Connecticut from a cross between Salerno and Caserta Zucchini. Storr’s…
Black Eagle is a straight zucchini with skin so dark green that it is almost black. Inside, the flesh is greenish white. The plant is bush type. History Notes Black Eagle Zucchini was developed by the Northrup King Seed Company. Released 1977. During development, it was referred to as “513”.
Black Forest Zucchini is a climbing zucchini. It has a thick stalk and grows up to 7 feet (2 metres) tall. It can be grown in a container on a trellis, but it needs good support: even the leaves get large and heavy very early on. A suitable container should be about 2 feet (60cm)…
Black Zucchini is a straight zucchini with very dark green, almost black, slightly-ridged skin. Inside, the flesh is greenish-white and very crisp. It is best when harvested 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) long, which it reaches in a few days after the zucchini first appears. The plant is an open pollinated bush…
Blackini Zucchini is an F1 hybrid with dark green skin. History Notes Blackini Zucchini was developed by the Petoseed Company. Released 1959.
Blanche de Virginie Zucchini has white skin, sometimes speckled with green. The taste is very mild. It is very popular in the Netherlands.
Born Free Zucchini is long and slender. The skin has slight ridges on it. The vines are essentially spineless, making for less skin irritation while picking. The plant is a hybrid. History Notes Born Free Zucchini was developed by the W. Atlee Burpee seed company. Released 1999.
Bou Tozzina is a medium-sized zucchini with light-green skin. History Notes Bou Tozzina Zucchini originated in Tunisia.
Burpee Golden is a long, straight zucchini with golden yellow skin. The skin is tender and the flavour is good. The plant is a compact open bush type. Some sources say this is an open pollinated plant; other sources say this is an F1 hybrid. History Notes Burpee Golden Zucchini was developed by the W….
Butterblossom Zucchini was developed for its blossoms for use in cooking. The plan produces a high proportion of large, firm male blooms, the most desirable ones. For the largest amount of male blossoms, remove the female ones (sic.) If the plant is allowed to produced zucchini, the skin of the zucchini is medium green and…
Butterstick is a zucchini with yellow skin, firm flesh and a sweetish flavour. It is ready to harvest in 45 to 50 days, at which point it will be 5 to 10 oz (150 to 300g.) The plant is an F1 hybrid. History Notes Butterstick Zucchini was developed by the Burpee Seed Company.
Caserta Zucchini has yellowish-green skin with lighter green striping. It can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) long, but is best harvested when 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 cm) long. Inside, the flesh is off-white. The plant is a semi-open bush type. From planting to harvest, 41 to 57 days. History Notes…
Cashflow Zucchini has medium-green coloured skin. History Notes Cashflow Zucchini was developed by Novartis. During development, it was referred to as “RSQ 496-VP”. Released 1999.
Castle Black Zucchini has smooth, medium dark green skin with some speckles. The zucchini produced is uniformly-sized. The F1 hybrid plant is an open bush type. History Notes Castle Black Zucchini was developed by the ARCO/Dessert Seed company. During development, it was referred to as “CHY 4008”. Released 1983.
Castlejade is relatively uniformly-sized zucchini, 7.25 to 8.5 inches (18.5 to 21.5 cm) long. It has smooth dark green skin with light green speckles. The F1 hybrid plants are single stemmed. History Notes Castlejade Zucchini was developed by the ARCO/Dessert Seed company. During development, it was referred to as “CHY 4005”. Released 1983.