The Best Zucchini and Summer Squash Varieties for Patio Containers

Their plump, juicy fruit and showy blooms make these zucchini and squash varieties a great choice for a decorative patio display, set among containers of summer flowers and other fruiting crops.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Golden Delight Squash Creates Patio Focal Point

‘Golden Delight’ makes a great patio focal point when grown in a pretty vegetable bag. Pick three squashes a week to keep plants productive.

Parador Produces Clusters of Yellow Squash

The 'Parador' produces large clusters of head-turning golden yellow fruit, which lend a decorative touch to the garden or patio. They have a great taste and mature early.

De Nice A Fruit Rond is Spherical Green Squash

A small squash with a big name. The 'De Nice A Fruit Rond' is perfect if you're looking for something a little different. They are best picked when they are the size of a golf ball.

Defender Zucchini Produces Bumper Crop of Fruit

The 'Defender' is a tried and trusted favorite, due to its resistance to cucumber mosaic virus. It produces a bumper crop of large, tasty fruits over a long season.

Venus Zucchini Ideal for Container Crop

Venus' zucchini is a compact plant, ideal for container growing, with uniform dark green cylindrical fruits that are produced from midsummer through early autumn.

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