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PlantFiles: Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Odessa'

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Straight-neck (summer)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Mature Skin Color:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 26, 2014, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Pale green (white) short cylindical zucchini which grows on a compact bushy plant. While this supposedly originated in Russia, it is similar to the Middle Eastern (Lebanese) types.

Neutral paani On Feb 25, 2005, paani from Saint Louis, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

According to one vendor this is a spreading and vigorous plant. They are very productive with good disease tolerance.  Plants produce the entire season with continuous new growth.  This variety originated in the Ukraine.


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

Lipan, Texas

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