I planted green zucchini. The plant is huge and has lots of zucchini on it,...

Asked July 22, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

I planted green zucchini. The plant is huge and has lots of zucchini on it, but only one of them has turned green. The rest are growing huge and staying bright yellow. There are no signs of disease or distress, but the fruit just won't turn green. Is it safe to eat the yellow squash? Should I pull off the yellow squash that has grown very large rather than wait for it to turn green in order to allow for new zucchini to form? I am sending a picture of two very large ones that I picked. They are each about 14 inches long and about a pound. Thanks.

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Hello and thank you for using Ask an Expert. Well this might come as a surprise, but

How to Grow Yellow Zucchini thumbnailYellow zucchini develops a golden color as it grows.

Yellow zucchini is a variety of summer squash, just like regular zucchini. The main difference between green and yellow zucchini is the color of the skin. The golden color develops as the fruit grows. This warm season annual needs frost-free weather to grow properly. Growing yellow zucchini provides the home gardener an inexpensive source of summer squash.

I wouldn't let the squash get large and I would remove the larger yellow ones now. If you want to eat them you can. It would be better if you picked the squash when it is smaller and not wait for it to turn green. I really don't have an answer for your question. Other than getting the wrong seeds have you fertilized the plants? Good luck and enjoy.



Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_8097826_grow-yellow-zucchini.html

I know this doesnt answer your question, but other than just getting the wrong seeds have you fertilized the plants?