9 Zucchini and Other Squash Varieties You Should Check Out

Kopana, an Eastern fresh market zucchini, was selected for its high tunnel production values in the spring. It's a vigorous, open plant that can reach 9 feet. Reaching maturity in 45 days, it's a high-quality, high-yielding zucchini for the early market. Rupp Seeds Enza Zaden
This fresh market and processing dark-green zucchini has great flavor and a shiny skin. It has a high yield and can be grown anywhere dark zucchini grows well. It reaches maturity in 45 to 50 days, and has resistance to ZMV, WMV, PMR, and DMR. Golden Valley Seed  
This Janika Eckert-bred summer squash is ideal for the Northern U.S., and reaches maturity in 54 days. Designed for the fresh market, it has an attractive bright yellow color with subtle stripes, and has a rich, nutty flavor with a texture good for cooking. Johnny's Selected Seeds
This organic, fresh-market butternut squash yields four to five fruits per plant, each weighing about 3 pounds. Its high yield stems in part from its short vine habit. It also boasts strong flavor. It reaches maturity in 100 days and has intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. It can be stored between four to six months. JWS 6823 is available only as organic seed. Johnny's Selected Seed
Due to Calagreen's high yield and regional adaptability, it's ideal for organic production. It reaches maturity in 41 days and has resistance to ZYMV. Calagreen has excellent fruit quality with great color and shelf life. Rijk Zwaan
This spaghetti winter squash produces a generous crop on semi-bushy vines that grow only 2 feet. The sweet, nutty flesh is reminiscent of sweet potatoes and is ideal for the fresh market and home gardeners. Its determinate vining plants have good resistance to powdery mildew and matures in 100 days. It's also an All-America Selections 2017 winner. Seeds by Design
Green Machine from Siegers Seed Co. and Enza Zaden is a widely adaptable and high yielding zucchini with lightly flecked, medium-green fruit. It reaches maturity in 42 to 44 days. It has a strong semi-open habit and an excellent disease resistance package: CMV(IR); Px(IR); WMV(IR); ZYMV(R). Siegers Seed Co. Enza Zaden
Best suited for the Eastern U.S., Everglade features an open, upright plant habit and improved fruit quality with sought after color and flecking. This medium-dark green, fresh-market zucchini boasts robust virus and disease resistance, including HR: Px, CMV, WMV, and ZYMV. It reaches maturity in 43 days and has a high yield potential. Find distributors of Syngenta's zucchini.    
This fresh-market, Kobach-type winter squash (which happens to store well) reaches maturity at 45 to 50 days after flowering. The fruit weighs between 2.5 and 4 pounds. An All-America Selection, Sweet Mama's flesh has a sweet, nutty flavor. It's a single-vined bush type and has wide regional adaptability and high yield potential. American Takii

Looking for a new squash to add to your production mix? Check out these varieties!

 

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