Zucchini

Zucchini

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: C. pepo

Description

A native of Central America courgette (or zucchini) belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. The plant can grow as creeping or bushy. The leaves are large, palmate, hairy irritants, have more or less intense green color and often have white spots, gray or silver. The flowers are yellow-orange and are both male and female: the latter are developed directly from the stem and are supported by a stalk 10 cm - 15 cm long, female flowers emerge at the end instead of the fruit. The fruit has different shapes and colors depending on the variety, the form can be long, rounded, clavate, curved and flattened.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Cucurbita pepo
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 1
Sowing Depth 1.00 cm
Distance between rows 100 cm / 120 cm
Distance between rows 80 cm / 100 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 1.00
Average growing time 60 gg / 90 gg
Average sprouting time 8 gg / 12 gg
Produce per sqm 2.50 kg / 4.50 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.7
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 15 °c - 26 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 10 °c
Soil pH 5.50 / 7.50
Can be grown in pots yes

Variety

Alberello di Sarzana

Fruit long, pale green, about 20 cm long

Alberello di Sarzana
Top Kapi

Fruit long, pale green, about 20 cm long

Top Kapi
Sofia

Fruit about 20 cm long, plant resistant to diseases

Sofia
Black Jack

Fruit about 20 cm long, dark green

Black Jack
Fiorentino

Variety with fruit about 20 cm long with pronounced ribs

Fiorentino
Baby Round

Round fruit, light green

Baby Round
Early white scallop

Particular variety of flattened fruit, white-cream

Early white scallop
Genovese

This is an early croppin variety of Italian origin, the plant is bushy and needs to be grown in direct sunlight. The zucchini are cylindrical; they are pale green with white streaks that are sometimes more noticeable than others, and grow to around 20 cm in length.
The flowers remain on the plant for longer than is average for the species.

Genovese
Nano verde di Milano

A mid-early croping variety of Italian origin. The plant is bushy and compact. The zucchini are fairly long (sometimes over 20 cm), cylindrical and dark green in colour.
The flowers remain on the plant for longer than is average for the species.

Nano verde di Milano

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: C. pepo