Growing Zucchini Squash

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo


Zucchini Squash

Zucchini Squash Plants

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 300
Ounces per square foot: 0.002
Minimum legal germination rate: 75%
Germination type:

Short Germinating seeds

Zucchini (Summer squash) is easy to grow and prolific producers. Zucchini Squash is a member of the cucurbit family of vegetables, which also includes Pumpkins and Cucumbers. A couple plants are often all a family needs to grow plenty of Squash.

As with all Summer Squash, Zucchini needs warm summer weather perform at its best.

Zucchini Squash are large, bushy plants. The fruit is harvested when they are immature and have soft skins. Their Fruit can be stored for 1 to 2 weeks.


In garden spacing (inches): 18
In flat spacing (inches): 2
Planting depth (inches): 1
Maximum number of plants per square foot: .5
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder


Days to maturity: 49-63
Harvesting period (days): 182
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .8


Diseases: Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Bacterial Wilt, Blossom-End Rot, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Gummy Stem Blight, Powdery Mildew.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Bean Aphid, Green Peach Aphid, Pickleworm, Spider Mite, Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Squash Bug, Squash Vine Borer, Striped Cucumber Beetle


Baby Round Zucchini , Black Beauty, Black Zucchini , Cocozelle, Grey Zucchini, Vegetable Marrow White Bush


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