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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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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

41 to 50 days

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:



Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


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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:

Griffin, Georgia

Cincinnati, Ohio

Boise City, Oklahoma

Dallas, Texas

Deport, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.