Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Cucurbita pepo, Landrace, Zucchini

Common Name: Zucchini

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Cucurbita

Species: pepo

Cultivar or Variety: Landrace

Characteristics of Plant
Landrace zucchini squash are genetically diverse and produce lots of colors of fruit: Yellow, dark green, orange, striped. May contains bush and sprawling types of vines.

A landrace is a foodcrop with lots of genetic diversity which tends to produce stable yields under marginal growing conditions. Landrace crops are adaptively selected for reliability in tough conditions.

Shop seed from these EG member's stores.
http://garden.lofthouse.com/seed-list.phtml

Germination Tips: Plant about about two weeks before last expected frost.

Life Cycle
Annual

When to Sow Seed
Late Spring
Early Summer

Seed Sowing Depth
3/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form
Vining

Reproduces By
Seed

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Non-Invasive

Image
(Image by joseph)
"Zucchini landrace"
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