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Vegetable Description: History records that Columbus carried this then unfamiliar member of the cucumber family back to Europe after his first voyage. In Italy it acquired the name "zucchino," meaning a small squash; the French name for a zucchini, which the English later adopted, is "courgette." Italian immigrants later brought the zucchini back to the United States, where it became the most popular and commonly available variety of summer squash.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 140
Vegetable Height: 18” to 24”
Vegetable Spacing: 36 in to 48 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 36”-48” apart, and 1“ below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow squash to ripen on plants; then collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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