Zucchini Bush Baby
Zucchini Bush Baby

Zucchini Bush Baby

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Summer Squash, Zucchini
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Height: 18-24"
Spacing: 18-24" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Product Details

Product Details

The fruits of 'Bush Baby' are adorable little Squashes, dark green with gray-green stripes. True baby Zucchini, these darlings grow 4-6" in only 35 days from transplant. The compact plants are ideal for small-space gardening or containers, and have an open form making harvest easy. The delicate, nutty flavor of this Squash shines through when steamed, sauteed, or stir-fried. Pick when 2-3in and steam with sweet Onions, then coat with butter and sprinkle with Dill. For information on growing Squash, click on Growing Guide.

Our stocky seedlings are grown and shipped in 3in pots that are a full 4in deep, so the plants you receive have strong, well-developed root systems. Full instructions for planting and care included.

SHIPPING GUIDELINES FOR STARTS -- Hardiness Zone 7-9: shipping starts late April. Zone 2-6: shipping starts mid-May.

Please Note: These shipping guidelines are based on normal weather conditions within your zone. We begin shipping to the warmest zones first and then work our way to the colder zones. Due to weather, growth requirements, and quality, we cannot ship your plants outside of these shipping guidelines.

Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We are sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following state: GA

Shipping

Shipping
Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: GEORGIA.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Reviews

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Very few female flowers

A viewer from CT

The plant grew well. There were a lot of flowers, but, nearly all of them were male flowers. Despite feeding every two weeks, the plant yielded only two zucchini.
I'll try another kind next year.

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White Flower Farm

A viewer from CONNECTICUT

I have tried these the past 2 years and they only yield a few zucchini's (tasty). I also have many many blooms but they die off without producing.

Hello Kathleen,
There can actually be several reasons why the blooms of squash may drop without producing fruit and I will be contacting you via email with this information.
Thank you,
Cathy

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I have been disappointed also, but will try one more time!

A viewer from Virginia

I have tried these the past 2 years and they only yield a few zucchini's (tasty). I also have many many blooms but they die off without producing.

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disappointed but will try again

A viewer from OH

I ordered this because I love zucchini, live alone, and have limited space. I received two plants (ordered one!) and planted them in a 24" gro-pot on my patio. The plants have grown and bloomed prolifically. Problem? It is now mid-August and I have harvested exactly TWO squashes. One was the result of natural pollination, one was aided by a Q-tip! There have been dozens of embryonic zukes that never made it -- bloomed and few days later turned yellow and dropped off. Currently there is one nearly mature zuke that just needs a few more days. The two that I've had are delicious, and just right for a one-person meal, which is why I'll give them another try.
For the record, the same thing is happening to my cucumbers and melons. Weather? I see bee and insect activity that should pollinate, but obviously isn't getting the job done. Q-tip to the rescue!

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Yum!

A viewer from Franklin

Last night I ate my first one! It was great! We sliced it length-wise and grilled it. Fantastic!

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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

When the weather is warm and settled, choose a planting location in full sun with rich, fertile soil and good drainage. To reduce soil-borne diseases, plant Squash, Pumpkins, Watermelon, and Cantaloupe where you haven't grown them in the past 3 years.

Continuing Care

If rain is scarce, water your plants deeply and regularly (weekly, or more often in hot, dry weather).

Mulch plants to keep them evenly moist and weed free. Side-dress with compost or 5-10-10 fertilizer when the plants are about 6in tall and again when they start to bloom.

As fruits begin to form on the plants, thin them to two fruits per vine.

Harvesting

Harvest the fruit of Summer Squash and Zucchini while they are still small (6-8" long) and tender by cutting, not pulling, the fruit from your plants. Harvest Winter Squash before the first frost, also by cutting, leaving a couple inches of the stem attached. Then cure its fruit in a warm, well-ventilated location for 7-14 days before storing.

Harvest Cantaloupe when fruit breaks away easily from the vine.

Harvest Watermelon when the tendrils on the stem near the melon are brown and dry. 

Harvest Pumpkins before frost, when at least half of the fruit has good orange color. Leave 4-5" of stem attached.

Store Winter Squash and Pumpkins at 50-70°F out of direct sun.

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