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Cucurbita pepo 'Dark Green'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dark Green
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dark Green Zucchini)

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Zucchini (summer)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral metallic On Aug 19, 2007, metallic from St. Catharines, ON (Zone 6b) wrote:

Definitely productive, but not as flavourful as other varieties. I find that the lighter green-skinned zucchini taste better.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 22, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the first zucchini that I tried to grow. Very prolific. In the New River Valley, it put fruit on faster than I could get rid of them. It was said in that area that if you didn't leave your car windows rolled up and the doors locked when you went to church on Sunday, you would find it stuffed full of zucchini when you came out. I am sure that people began hiding when they saw me coming during that summer. It is a dark green but not as dark as the black zucchini. Other wise it appears identical.


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

Lucerne Valley, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Brookston, Indiana
Aurora, Missouri
Riverdale, New Jersey
Charlotte, North Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Radford, Virginia
Grand Mound, Washington
Cheyenne, Wyoming

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