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PlantFiles: 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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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Straight-neck (summer)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive davepays 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).


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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