Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash 'Alexandria'

Cucurbita pepo

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

Zucchini (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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; sow indoors before last frost

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 4, 2015, peter1142 from SE NY, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

These were the best. I have no idea how many buckets of zucchini I picked from the 2 plants I had, but it was a lot for sure. Almost no PM despite all the other cucurbits struggling or dying - they are truly resistant. Were not bothered by cucumber beetles much either. Still going in October. Here to stay in my garden.

Positive

On Jan 28, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A Lebanese type from Golden Valley Seeds, which offers this description: "The plant has a bush that is semi-erect. The fruit is cylindrical. The interior is greenish white. Exterior coloring is light green. The size averages 18 cm. in length." About a week behind Basima, Alexandria is a bit slow out of the gate. Production lags behind at this point to Profit (way back) Basima,and Ishtar. It has an excellent uniform cylindical shape. Prettiest of the group. In all fairness I have never grown a zucchini of any kind that will match Profit for production.

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