Zucchini occupy an honorable place among the vegetables in the beds of many gardeners. Such popularity is due to the simplicity of cultivation, as well as a large number of useful properties.
There are many varieties, hybrids and varieties of zucchini, but despite all this diversity and richness of choice, there are a number of key indicators by which vegetable growers evaluate this or that species. Among the main criteria are:
- good yield;
- resistance to temperature fluctuations and lack of attachment to a specific temperature regime;
- taste qualities;
- storage conditions and periods.
One of the varieties ideally suited for all of the above indicators is the zucchini "Zebra".
The "Zebra" variety belongs to the early maturing. The ripening time of the fruits is from 37 to 45 days. The plant is intended for growing both outdoors and indoors. Fruits are cylindrical, oblong. The color of the vegetable, as you may have noticed from the photo, resembles the body of a zebra, which is why its name.
The yield is high. From one square meter, you can harvest 10-12 kg. The length of a mature fruit reaches 20 cm. The weight of one vegetable ranges from 0.5 to 1 kg.
Zucchini are classified as zucchini. This specific definition of "Zebra" is associated with the color and main characteristics of the variety.
The flesh of the zucchini is juicy, has a whitish-yellow color. The vegetable is rich in vitamins C, A and PP, contains folic acid, natural sugars and a large amount of water.
Advice! Due to the natural sugar content, squash is recommended for people with diabetes.
In addition, the vegetable perfectly removes toxins from the body and prevents the occurrence of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, due to its good digestibility.
In cooking, zucchini zucchini "Zebra" is used to prepare a variety of dishes: pancakes, rolls, stuffed "boats", barbecue, caviar and even jam. Each housewife has many of her own signature recipes for this healthy and versatile vegetable.
Zucchini is stored for a long time and tolerates transportation well, without losing its external characteristics and qualities.
Growing and care
The Zebra variety will not require special growing conditions from you. For good growth and high yields, it is enough to regularly water the plant, loosen the soil and remove weeds, as well as monitor the condition of leaves and fruits in order to timely detect signs of disease or damage to the plant by pests.
Benefits of the variety
Among the positive aspects of "Zebra" should be noted:
- High productivity.
- Resistance to low temperatures during cultivation.
- Resistant to powdery mildew and fruit rotting.
- Long shelf life and ease of transportation.
Advice! For those who set themselves the goal of losing weight or adhere to a diet, there is no better solution than including zucchini dishes in their daily diet. Due to its low fiber content, the vegetable is low in calories and, therefore, dietary.
You can find out even more useful information about the secrets of growing, care and the main characteristics of zucchini by watching this video:
Growing zucchini on your site is not difficult. Even a novice vegetable grower can cope with this task. Due to its unpretentiousness, excellent taste and widespread use in cooking, zucchini occupies an honorable place among other representatives of the group of vegetables, not at all inferior to them in terms of the number of useful properties.
Inessa Fedorovna, 55 years old, Lviv
I always grow zucchini in large quantities on my site. I liked the Zebra variety for its good germination capacity and high yield. Usually zucchini does not please with an abundance of fruits, but this does not apply to "Zebra". Taste quality is on top. I make adjika from zucchini, fry it, and also preserve it for the winter. I was very pleased!
Olga, 25 years old, Rostov-on-Don
Last year I inherited a house. To prevent the land from falling into desolation, I had to start growing vegetables for the first time in my life. I decided to start with planting the most unpretentious crops: greenery and zucchini. I bought a lot of different seeds. I dropped it off. The germination of the Zebra variety made me incredibly happy. The seeds sprout quickly, amicably. Soon, small bushes formed, and fruits were tied on them. In June, I already feasted on the first zucchini from my own garden. But the best part was yet to come. The variety turned out to be so fruitful that the vegetables had to be distributed to neighbors and friends. And that's not counting the fact that I have prepared a large amount of caviar and marinated zucchini for the winter. Next year I will definitely plant the Zebra zucchini again.