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Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Ronde de Nice'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ronde de Nice
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Zucchini (summer)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:

Light Green



Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)



Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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

Los Angeles, California

Redwood City, California

San Marcos, California

Keystone Heights, Florida

Dayton, Nevada

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ogdensburg, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Glen Riddle Lima, Pennsylvania

San Marcos, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 31, 2008, donicaben from Ogdensburg, NY wrote:

These guys are so cute! Haven't had a chance to try the vegetable yet, but one plant produces more than enough for a family over the summer.

I love how the leaves on the plant are striped just like the squash! :-D


On Aug 15, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

This squash grows extremely well in New Mexico and is a great favorite of the local Hispanic population which has passed the seed down for generations. It is very popular for a well known local dish here called Calabazitas made with summer squash, chile, onion, cheese and often fresh corn.


On Aug 12, 2006, tombaak from High Desert, NV (Zone 5a) wrote:

A tasty prolific summer squash, great sliced into rounds and grilled like a burger!


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

A 46 day round (7-8 inches diameter) grey green squash.