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PlantFiles: Summer Squash Zucchini
Cucurbita pepo 'Freckles'

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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: Freckles

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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:
Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV)
Watermelon Mosaic Virus (WMR)

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 Feb 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A light green cylindical hybrid. Resistant to zucchini yellow mosaic virus and watermelon mosaic virus. (43 day) Fits in the grey zucchini category. Shorter and fatter than most of the type. Best at 6 inches or less. Vigorous plant, prolific producer.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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