Straightneck Squash, Summer Squash 'Cougar'

Cucurbita pepo

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

Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

A 1999 yellow straightneck from Harris Moran. It has the precocious yellow gene which resists greening fron virus infections. It also has some tolerance for ZYMV and PRSV (WMV I).

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