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botanical name:
Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Rush'
Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Rush' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Courgette 'Gold Rush', Zuccini
family:  Cucurbitaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: very fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 11
description:
Hardy annual vegetable. F1 hybrid. Compact bushy habit with large leaves mottled with silvery-grey. Deep yellow flowers rapidly followed by bright yellow, slightly curved fruits.

cultivation:
Moist, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Harvested fruits when between 7.5 and 20 cm long.

propagation:
From seed, sown under protection from March onwards or directly outdoors after risk of frost.

usage:
Edible fruits, eaten while young as courgette, usually cooked but also raw as a salad vegetable by thinly slicing.

other notes:
All-America Bronze Medal Winner.

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