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PlantFiles: Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Contender'

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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: Contender

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Type:
Zucchini (summer)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV)
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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On May 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 2 inch X 7 inch dark green cylindrical hybrid from Syngenta (Rogers). Tolerant to zucchini mosaic virus (ZYMV) and watermelon mosaic virus race 2 (WMV2)

Regional...

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

Williamsburg, Ohio



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