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

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: India
Days to harvest: 50

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
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: 3 ft
Plant Spread: 3 ft
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Various insects

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