Zucchini is growing in popularity and is a great local choice in the spring and fall

Harvest: Zucchini 

Learn all about the zucchini grown in Hillsborough County.

When is fresh Hillsborough County zucchini available at local groceries and farm stands?

March through May; November and December

What type of zucchini are grown commercially here?

Green straight-neck summer squash

Where is zucchini most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?

South County, Plant City

How many acres are planted with zucchini?

450 acres

How many pounds of zucchini are harvested?

131,850 bushels, or about 5.54 million pounds

Fun fact

Botanically, zucchini is a fruit - A favorite way to enjoy zucchini is to eat it raw, either in a salad or as a party dip.

Local insight

Zucchini has overtaken other types of summer squash in popularity. 

Last Modified: 1/10/2024, 7:39:33 PM

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