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PlantFiles: Squash, Summer
Cucurbita pepo 'Cheetah'

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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: Cheetah

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Type:
Straight-neck (summer)

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:
Yellow

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Powdery Mildew (PM)

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; 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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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 4, 2011, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"Powdery mildew resistant straightneck squash, 50 Days. Cheetah is a yellow straightneck squash that produces good yields of smooth squash that hold their size well without bulbing. Its vigorous, bush plant has an open habit for ease of harvest, is resistant to powdery mildew, and has intermediate resistance to Zucchini Yellows Mosaic Virus. The attractive fruit are a pale yellow color and will have a hint of green to them at the young stage. Cheetah squash is not a precocious yellow variety and will have a green stem."



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