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asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st January, 2020

Are big zucchini edible?

If you let the zucchini get too big, the seeds will be large and the flesh won't be quite as tender. However, large zucchini squash are still very edible and they taste almost as good. Additionally, if you continue to harvest the zucchini squash before they get too big, the plants will continue to produce more fruit.

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In respect to this, can you eat overgrown zucchini?

Yes, overgrown zucchini is still edible and can be used to make delicious breads, cakes and muffins, but it does take a bit of time to prepare.

Furthermore, how big should Zucchini be before picking? Ideally, zucchini squash harvesting will commence when you have fruit that is 6-8 inches long. Some cultivars have fruit that is still edible at up to a foot long. That said, if you leave the fruit on too long, the seeds and rind harden, making it unpalatable.

Considering this, are large zucchini bitter?

Overgrown zucchini tend to have an overabundance of seeds, a stringy texture and a bitter taste. This is not to say that these zucchini are useless; overgrown zucchini can still be used in a number of recipes and, if all else fails, in various eco-friendly crafts.

How big can a zucchini get?

The biggest one recorded was 7 feet 10 inches! If left to its own accord, your average zucchini would grow to be as big as a baseball bat. But it wouldn't taste so swell. Bigger zucchinis are tough and fibrous, so we pick them when they're small (about 7 to 9 inches).

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