Straightneck Squash, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Lioness'

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

Straight-neck (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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:

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV)

Cucumber mosaic virus (VMV)

Watermelon Mosaic Virus (WMR)

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:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 5, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 2002 yellow straight neck from Harris Moran. has precocious yellow gene to resist greening. First cultivar to resist ZYMV, WMV II, PRSV,and CMV which makes it very desirable for growers in the southeast.