Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Lemon'

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

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Yellow

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Vining

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

Regional

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

Griffin, Georgia

Cincinnati, Ohio

Boise City, Oklahoma

Coos Bay, Oregon

Dallas, Texas

Deport, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On May 30, 2015, beebonnet from Coos Bay, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

This was a late summer squash for me but so worth the wait. Good flavor and great production. It vined over my raised bed but didn't take over. The fruits get smaller the later it gets but lots of them.

Negative

On Nov 24, 2012, legallyheidi from Griffin, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I grew three plants, and they were pretty compact, which was nice. However, out of those three plants I only had one squash.

Positive

On Jun 5, 2008, fiddle from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This squash was easy to start from seeds and transplanted well here (Zone 8a) in April. It is pear-shaped, slightly ribbed, very tender and has a rich, nutty taste. I wanted to run them up a trellis, but these plants stayed close to the ground.

Neutral

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

This is the size, shape and color of a lemon and can be grown on a trellis on the patio. The small fruit are very tasty and are especially good sauteed.