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PlantFiles: Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Flying Saucer'

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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: Flying Saucer
Hybridized by Moran; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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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
Medium Green
Multi-colored

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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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Feb 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Squash 'Flying Saucer' is a unique, bi-colored, scalloped-type summer squash featuring a dark green center with yellow scalloped edges. The fruits are also deeply ribbed, lending an even more "alien" appearance! Fruits are ready to harvest in 50 days.

Regional...

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Augusta, Georgia
Vinton, Ohio



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