Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash 'Fordhook'

Cucurbita pepo

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fordhook
Hybridized by Burpee
Registered or introduced: 1942
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Striped

Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Habit:

Bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Oakhurst, California

Kissimmee, Florida

Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An improved Italian Vegetable Marrow introduced by Burpee in 1942. A long slender black green fruit borne profusely on a bush plant.

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