Plant Database forum: Ball's Zucchini

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 25, 2017 9:04 AM CST
I can't find this in our database, but am unclear if this is an actual cultivar or just some marketing thing for Ball Seeds. It is (hopefully) not one of those round zucchinis (cue ball, eight ball, etc.) but is a regular green zuke with an open habit for easy harvest. Like many veggies, the tag does not include the botanical name (wonder why that is, kind of frustrating...)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 9:13 AM CST
Ball Seed lists it as a Ball seed exclusive, Cucuma maxima: http://www.ballseed.com/PlantI...

This site lists a cultivar named 'Ball's Green Zucchini': http://loghouseplants.com/plan...
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jun 1, 2017 10:21 AM CST
I'm still confused how to add it to my list - just go with Cucuma maxima, or suggest a new entry of Cucuma maxima 'Ball's Green' ? Perhaps this is a trade name? I'm unclear what 'exclusive' means.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2017 3:53 PM CST
I'm not sure Deb; I thought maybe it was a particular variety created by Ball Seed. Hopefully someone will be able to clarify for you otherwise you could add it to your list as Cucuma maxima with a notation for yourself as Ball's Green. Shrug!
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Weedwhacker
Jun 12, 2017 9:57 AM CST
I am very confused by this thread -- the Ball site actually gives the scientific name as Cucumis maxima (not 'Cucuma'), but to my knowledge Cucumis is the genus for cucumbers, while zucchini is under Cucurbita.

Or has there been a change in the nomenclature?
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