Vegetables

Yellow zucchini

The varieties of cucurbita pepo

Zucchini is a vegetable that is used a lot in cooking, first of all because it is good, and also because it is also good for you. In fact, courgettes have a purifying and detoxifying effect on the body; they are also low-calorie and easily digestible by everyone. You can safely use them to prepare any course of a meal, from the first to the dessert.The botanical name of the zucchini is cucurbita pepo, which indicates its species, while the family is that of the cucurbitaceae. Over time, many different cultivars of the original plant have developed. Today on the market you can find elongated courgettes, round in shape and the so-called patisson, whose shape is lobed and a little flattened. Then there are the eccentric courgettes, with the most varied aspects. The elongated courgettes can also have different colors:


The yellow courgettes differ from the others only and exclusively for the color of the outer skin, which sometimes has a yellow so bright as to make this vegetable resemble the fruit of the banana. The flavor is only slightly different than that of green zucchini, a little sweeter and similar to that of pumpkin. For this reason the yellow courgette is mainly used to make risotto, but it also lends itself to many other preparations. On the market it is much less widespread than the others for a simple reason: since its plant is very bristly and bushy, and the leaves are pungent, it produces few vegetables and therefore yields little. In Italy, yellow courgettes they are grown mainly in the Veneto area, with a reduced production aimed at a niche market, mostly in the catering sector.

How to grow yellow zucchini


If you want to try some recipes in the kitchen with yellow zucchini and if you find them with difficulty on the market, you could try planting them in your garden, or in a corner of the balcony. In fact, the cultivation of yellow courgettes does not require different measures from that of the others; just get the right seeds. Seeds of the gold rush variety could be found in nurseries. These seeds must be soaked overnight before being placed in the soil. The best time to sow is late spring, from mid-April to June. The soil must be enriched with organic substances, and the seeds must be placed at least 30 centimeters deep. The seedling will sprout after a week, and when it is big enough it can be moved from the seedbed to the vegetable garden, or into a pot.

Yellow Zucchini: How to cook yellow zucchini


In the cultivation of courgettes one must only pay attention, during the sowing period, to frosts, because this plant does not tolerate too low temperatures. Furthermore, when it is watered, care must be taken to give the water directly on the ground and not on the leaves, because these could rot and make the zucchini sick. For harvesting, a knife must always be used to detach the vegetable from the stem. So, throughout the summer you will have freshly picked yellow courgettes ready to be eaten in the kitchen. You can also eat the flower of the zucchini, which is very good especially past in batter and then fried. As for the courgette, as already mentioned, the ideal first course in which to prepare it is risotto. But the yellow zucchini omelette is also particularly impressive,

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