(50 days. F1 Hybrid) Bred specifically for container cultivation, Patio Star takes center stage with its attractive, compact plants, and shapely, deep-green fruit. Despite its small stature, about half the size of standard zucchini plants, Patio Star produces full-size, delicious fruit by the bushel. The spine-free plants have striking jade colored leaves speckled with iridescent silver. Growing this plant in the ground, small space gardeners can maximize production by packing them tightly together, or planting among other crops.