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PlantFiles: Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Sunbeam'

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

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Type:
Scallop (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:
Yellow

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Jan 31, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid yellow with a green blossom scar scallop available from Seeds by Design. Compare to Sunburst. Good producer that lloks and taste lkie Sunburst. Does not hold its colors as well. Tends to be more green as the temperature rise.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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