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PlantFiles: Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Butter Blossom'

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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: Butter Blossom
Hybridized by T. Nati; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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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

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Bush

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Agrinerd On Jul 8, 2006, Agrinerd from Franklin, NC (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant delivers what it was selected for, and that's loads of large, edible male flowers. From a distance it looks like a yellow-orange boquet. It does produce zucchinis, but not many and not pretty, on a nice, compact plant, at least in the trial I saw in Florida.

Regional...

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

Franklin, North Carolina



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