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PlantFiles: 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

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1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative legallyheidi 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 fiddle 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 Farmerdill 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.


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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