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Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Pronunciation: kew-KUR-bit-uh
Common Name: summer squash , zucchini
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Ground cover vine; leaves alternate, large, cordate on long upright petioles (lily-pad appearance), long hairs; flower similar to C. maxima but smaller.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Horizontal
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Irregular
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades (North America)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
summer squash , zucchini
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Prickly
Surfaces: Pubescent, Rugose
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid, Orbicular, Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Cordate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Additional Info: male flowers may be clustered

Fruit Type: Pepo
Fruit Colour: White, Green, Yellow, Orange
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Additional Info:trichomes
Organ Modifications: Tendrils

Pest Susceptibility: Mold, Rodents, Slugs or snails, ( Rabbit resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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