Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Elite'

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

41 to 50 days

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

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:

Fullerton, California

Jonesville, South Carolina

Roanoke, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 18, 2011, Californian from Fullerton, CA wrote:

A very prolific hybrid, can produce zucchini faster than you can eat it. I believe I read that this is the squash most commonly planted by farmers.

Neutral

On Sep 30, 2008, gtr1017 from Roanoke, VA wrote:

Will grow large squash with regular watering. Very susceptible to powdery mildew. Give these plenty of room to spread and plant them away from other vegetables that are susceptible to powdery mildew.

Neutral

On Jan 29, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A medium green zucchini available from eSeed.