Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Hurakan') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Jul 8, 2017 1:08 PM

This spring I bought seeds for Hurakan and started my own plants inside about 3 weeks before time to plant out in the garden. Little seedlings grew well and after transplant took off. Now I am picking nice size zucchini every few days.

I like the looks of it, light green background with striped mottled darker green markings. They don't grow long but rather nice and fat. Turns out to be a very favorite of all the ones I am growing this season.

Rita on the North Shore of Long Island, NY Zone 6B

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