Courgette / Zucchini

Courgette / Zucchini

Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica

Plant family

Kürbisgewächse (Cucurbitaceae) (Cucurbitaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

100 cm

Row spacing

100 cm

Seeding depth

3 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant has not yet begun. The following instructions are for the beginning season.

Beginning of May

Propagating

Beginning of June

Harden

Mid of June

Weeding

Every week

Description

Zucchini is an annual cucurbit plant with bushy growth and large leaves on long stalks. The fruits of 1-2 plants are usually enough to cover their own needs.

Origin:

Central America

Growing tips

Zucchinis grow very quickly. However, apart from a high water and nutrient requirements, they are quite undemanding. Lack of water or nutrients, as well as other stress factors, lead to the increased formation of male flowers that cannot form fruit. To form fruit, the female flowers must be fertilized. You should harvest the first fruits relatively small. In combination with regular harvesting, you will stimulate flower and fruit formation. Cool and wet weather sometimes leads to weak fruit formation, which is due to lack of pollination under these weather conditions. Plants are also susceptible to powdery mildew under these conditions. In cooler weather, plants preferentially form male flowers.

Diseases

Powdery Mildew

Gray Mold

Soft Rot

Angular Leaf Spot

Pests

Whitefly

Leaf Miners

Spider Mites