Vegetables

Zucchini ‘Solar Flare’ Hybrid

This reliable F1 hybrid produces heavy crops of bright golden yellow zucchini – ideal to add colour and visual flair to dishes. Sweet and tender, Solar Flare zucchini are delicious raw, steamed, baked or in stir-fries.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 2-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into the centre of a shallow depression (so that water is directed to plant roots) on top of a raised mound of moist soil 70cm apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants.

Care

Select a sunny, well-drained position. Add compost and Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone before sowing and feed regularly. Keep well watered at base of plant. Pick fruit when small and tender for prolonged harvest. Protect from snails and slugs.

Tips

Great companion plant for beans, corn, radish, basil and nasturtium. Keep well mulched.