Emerald Delight Summer Squash Seeds

This packet sows up to 4 mounds.
4.5714285714286 out of 5 stars
(7 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Zucchini are notorious for playing hide-and-seek (and winning)! 'Emerald Delight' was developed with a more compact, open growing habit, to make it easier to spot those elusive, tasty squash. Home-grown squash is first-rate, and one of the most versatile of vegetables. Plants are resistant to powdery mildew, zucchini yellow mosaic virus, and watermelon mosaic virus 2.
$3.49 12 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 50–55 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Compact vines form a 2' tall by 3'–4' bush type plant.

Variety Information: 6"–8" long with very dark green, shiny thin skin with creamy white interior. If allowed to stay on the vine until frost, zucchini can grow to be huge.

Type: Zucchini, Bush

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: 3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 3'–4'

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound

Harvesting: Harvest frequently to increase yield; squash seem to get monstrous overnight. While edible at almost any size, seeds are less developed in young fruit, therefore more tender. Using a knife or clippers, cut squash off including some of the stem. By including stem, the fruit is sealed and less likely to mold or dry out. Harvesting Blossoms: Look for male, non-fruit producing flowers that have long stems and harvest just before use (female flowers have a swollen mini-squash at the base of the flower and are on shorter stems).

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Emerald Delight Summer Squash Seeds Reviews

7 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 1, 2020
Compact plants that produce all the squash we care to eat. I grow these every year.
Jane Herzhauser from NY

Thrilled with This Zucchini Variety

5 out of 5 stars Sep 20, 2020
Excellent production all the way through the season with very little mildew. Even the squash bugs didn't prefer it. Small fruit was exceptionally straight with little taper, making it excellent for spiralizing. Vines were compact, only rambling 3-4', as suggested on the packet. Excellent taste and seeds stayed soft even in the few fruits that got away from me and grew huge. Will grow again. Zone 6a-6B in the foothills of the Appalachians with an incredibly hot and dry summer.
Linda Gribko from WV

Excellent Variety!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 29, 2020
These plants grew beautifully, exactly as predicted on the package. I grew them in a container, and had a tremendous crop of squash for many weeks. The squash were tender and delicious across many preparations. Highly recommend, and plan to grow again!!
Kate Isdell from UT

Keeps Producing & Producing!!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 1, 2020
This zucchini is AWESOME! The plant size stays a more compact size so you can fit more in a smaller space, but the zucchinis grow plentiful, big, and fast! This variety was totally resistant to pests and disease which was another huge bonus as I often have issues in my area with cucumber beetles and squash bugs in CO. Zero issue with these pests with this healthy variety! I didn't get around to fertilizing my soil as much as I should have and this plant for months now has steadily kept delivering to me a bounty of zucchini. I am totally going to plant this variety next year as well. It is the best variety I have tried in over six years of gardening! I am amazed that it has been producing since July and it is now October and I am STILL consistently harvesting. Also, we had a very early season light freeze come through, and these plants had more tolerance for the cold than I am used to seeing in the cucurbit family of plants. They survived the light freeze without damage and are still making zucchini. I love to dice the zucchinis and cook them on the skillet with butter, olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are very browned. It is is delicious and even my kiddo eats a ton! There are many delicious ways to eat zucchini other than just zucchini bread. I give the extras to the neighbors and the chickens love some zucchini as a treat too.
Cassie from CO

Not as prolific as most

2 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
I planted this with "Cube of Butter" bush variety. It did not compare in production, produced much later and pooped out earlier. The vine spread further than expected, but trained it up a cage to solve the problem.
Janis from NH

Great squash

5 out of 5 stars Sep 28, 2021
Compact plants that really produce! We had an overly rainy, wet spring this year which stunted a lot of things in the garden, but not these guys! We got consistent zucchini until the squash borers finally got 'em. Would definitely buy this variety again.
Bree from TX

Emerald D

5 out of 5 stars Jun 27, 2022
Good results with this squash
AB from SC

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