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Zuke name help please?

Posted by noinwi z3/4 WI (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 15, 11 at 13:24

Would anyone know the name of this zucchini? I grew out the last of my seed two seasons ago and didn't think to save any more. They were purchased from a greenhouse that had them in bulk several years ago where I used to live, so no name.
I received a pack of zuke seeds from someone last season, and although they produced well, the leaves were larger, rounder, and more easily damaged in our heavy rain storms. I know that the type of leaves aren't the best reason to choose a zuke plant, but I like the way they stood up to the pummeling rain and the silver mottling looked nice in the front yard container.
I tried looking at online catalogs, but the photos show only the fruit. Any info is greatly appreciated.

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RE: Zuke name help please?

Sadly, it's a tough question. I guess I should say it's a tough question for me, anyway. Someone else may come along who recognizes the variety right off.

If someone can't ID the exact cultivar, though, would you be happy with finding a variety with deeply cut, silver-mottled leaves?

I don't have a green one with those traits, though I do have a few seeds of a gold one. Unfortunately, its provenance is similar to that of yours: bulk seeds, labeled "Gold Zucchini," at a local garden center. I've grown the "Gold NOID" for five seasons I believe. No complaints about it. Let me know if you'd like a few seeds.

Maybe other gardeners will chime in, too, with suggestions for other varieties with the leaf traits you described.

RE: Zuke name help please?

Your offer is appreciated, but I've always preferred the green zukes. It was a shot in the dark I know, I was just hoping someone would recognize the variety. I will probably start perusing the seed racks when they're available locally and see if I can spot a pack with a photo of similar leaves. Otherwise, I'll use what I have and place it where the damaged leaves won't be so visible...unfortunately, that also means where the deer can get to it more easily.
Thanks for your response.

RE: Zuke name help please?

You're certainly welcome. Best of luck on your zucchini quest.

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