Straightneck Squash, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Zephyr'

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

Straight-neck (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Multi-colored

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brownsboro, Alabama

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

Chico, California

West Sacramento, California

Miccosukee Cpo, Florida

Urbandale, Iowa

East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Efland, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 22, 2005, davepays from Greenfield, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great squash, nutty, sweet, no bitterness. Tastes similar to sunburst/patty pan. Very prolific producer, currently picking an average of about 20# per day per 100 ft row (3 ft. spacing).