Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo) 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
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 10, 2013 3:42 PM

The summer squashes I am growing in my garden include green zucchini and yellow summer squash. The plants look similar, but the fruits of the zucchini and yellow squash taste different, although either can be used in any recipe calling for zucchini.

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