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Zucchini Cucurbita pepo.

How to sow zucchini: Direct seed 2 seeds, thin to 1 plant when seedlings have 2 sets of leaves

Sun requirement for zucchini: Plant in Full Sun

Zucchini has been planted 65 times by Growstuff members.

Zucchini is a type of summer squash. It's soft, edible skin ranges from light to dark green and is sometimes striped. It can grow to a meter in length, but is usually harvested at 15-25 cm, when the flesh is tender and the seeds relatively undeveloped. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It has spiny leaves and stems and large yellow flowers. The flowers are edible, but eating them prevents the zucchini from developing.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

16 weeks

First harvest expected

13 weeks after planting

Height

70cm

Spread

150cm

Row Spacing

90cm

Companions

garlic calendula oregano french marigold marjoram
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Photos

Zucchini crops

Zucchini plantings

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drivesquash
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drivesquash2
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mailsquash
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Zucchini harvests

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Sunniness

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