Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Largo'

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

Zucchini (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Striped

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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 Jan 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Introduced by Northrup King in 1990, available from Vesey's who offers this description; "This "Striato" or "Romanesco" squash is a delicacy. This hybrid is very long, fairly cylindrical, ribbed and contains very few seeds. Skin is thin with alternate light green and dark green stripes. The nutty flavor is quite interesting and much different than zucchini but grows just like a zucchini. Plants are an open bush-type. Best harvested when 12-16" long. Maturity 59 days."