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CUCURBITA pepo 'Revenue'
Courgette, Revenue Zucchini, Zucchini
This vigorous, virus-resistant zucchini cultivar produces medium-green fruit on upright bushy plants. Best when harvested young, the cylindrical, slightly tapered fruits are ready for picking about 45 days after sowing. Biweekly pickings result in continuous, season-long yields.
Zucchini, like many summer squash, are derived from the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These warm season, annual vines are monoecious, meaning single plants bear separate male and female flowers. The large, yellow, funnel shaped male blossoms are generally produced first, followed by the fruit-producing female flowers, which are distinguished by bulbous ovaries at the bases. Following pollination by bees, these develop into fruits, which are often obscured by the plant’s large, coarse, heart-shaped or deeply lobed foliage.
Plant summer squash in full sun and deep, rich, well-drained loam when the soil has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Regular water is essential, but the plants will not tolerate soggy conditions or wet feet. Where drainage is not optimal, it is advisable to plant them in raised mounds of fertile, porous soil. Watch closely for squash bugs, cucumber beetles and vine borers at the base of the stems. Older plants are often susceptible to powdery mildew. Yearly crop rotation and removal of dead plant debris at the end of the growing season can help to minimize insect and disease problems.
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2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
North America, Mexico, Central America
Green, Dark Green, Silver
Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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