Zucchini plant growing – herbaceous of the genus Cucurbita also known as Courgette, Zucchini plant annual plant, grow as shrub, semi vine, vine or creeping vine, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Flower edible in yellow color with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Courgette plant, and male flower are smaller.
Fruit of Courgette plant picked up when it’s unripe before it’s fully grown, peel is green yellow, orange sometimes stripes, the shape can be oval, round or the structure rough sometimes cause incontinence to human skin, inside the fruit is light green.
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Requirements for Courgette growing and care:
Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, the vine species need trellising
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles
No need. But possible all the season
How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them
Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Flowers are edible, yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Courgette plant, and male flower are smaller
Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand poination
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Zucchinis?
Eaten raw, cooked, grilled, stir fry
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?
How to Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising
Do the seeds require burying?
Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica