Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Summer Ball') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: UK

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 35 inches
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM


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By Anderwood
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Date: 2013-11-06 Courtesy Harris Seeds
By vic
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2016-08-09In the kitchen garden
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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Aug 9, 2016 1:50 PM

A bush-type dual-purpose squash that can be used at baseball size as a round yellow zucchini or allowed to mature into a 2-lb pumpkin.

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