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PlantFiles: Summer Squash Zucchini
Cucurbita pepo 'Basima'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Basima

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Type:
Zucchini (summer)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:
Light Green

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Jun 23, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Hollar Seed, which offers this description: "Basima F1 is an Anita-type summer squash hybrid. The strong plant with a semi-erect single stem and open habit is very productive.
The fruit has a dark pale color and nice tapered shape with very attractive mottles. Perfect for stuffing. Edible in about 40 days after sowing. " It is the earliest of the zucchini that I am growing this year. It is not as productive as Profit but holds it own with Magda. I prefer the cylindrical cultivars to the club shaped ones, but this one is a good middle eastern type. As a group they are less watery than regular green zucchini.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia



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