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

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

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Zucchini (summer)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:

4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LTilton On Aug 12, 2009, LTilton from Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Unlike some other yellow zucchini, this one retains its bright yellow color.

Positive DGill On Aug 26, 2007, DGill from Vancouver, WA wrote:

This year I mixed aged compost into the garden beds. Within a few days I saw the start and thought another spontanious pumpkin was growing. It has now been 2 months and the bush is as big as the bed 4 ft by 6 ft and there are tons of squash, one is at least four pounds and is 14 inches in length and 19 inches in diam. I am guessing by the size I no longer want to eat it so Im waiting to see how big it will actually get.

Positive Spriggin On Jun 18, 2007, Spriggin from Selma, OR wrote:

I am not a big zucchini fan but this squash is absolutely amazing. It is early, prolific and really does have a buttery flavor. Pick early, pick often.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 26, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 48 day bright yellow cylindrical hybrid.


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

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Gobles, Michigan
Selma, Oregon
Vancouver, Washington

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