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.

Zucchini vegetable

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.

Zucchini for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

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?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
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:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

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 information

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

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?
45-90 days

How to Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-14 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Scientific name:

Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica

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