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Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo L. condensa (L) Bailey

Common Name:
SPANISH: Calabacín ENGLISH: Squash FRENCH: Courgette DUTCH: Courgette
PORTUGUESE: Abobrita GERMAN: Gartem- speisekürbis ITALIAN: Zucchino

General characteristics:
Annual plant of compact growth, with pentagonal section stem and short internodes. Large leaves, with long hollow petioles, lobed and with serrated edges, rough to the touch. Sometimes they show small whitish spots on the upper side. The flowers are monoecious, large, yellow; the male flowers have a long, thin stalk, while the female flowers have a thicker, shorter stalk. The fruit is an elongated, cylindrical, cylindrical and slightly mallow, without a central cavity, more or less light green, yellow or white in colour. An exception is the clypeiformis Bailey type, with flattened fruit and a warty edge; this is the case of the Peter Pan F1 variety. It is consumed fresh, in the unripe state.

Indicative data:

  • Number of Seeds per Gram: 5-8
  • Useful Plants per 10 gr. of Seed: 50-70
  • Planting spacing between rows: 100-200 cm
  • Sowing spacing between plants: 60-150 cm
  • Seeds per Stroke: 1-2
  • Sowing Depth: 2 cm
  • Germination Power: 5 years
  • Growing Cycle: 4-6 months
  • Kilograms per Seed per Hectare: 2-3, 1-2
  • Germination Temperature (minimum, maximum, optimum): 10ºC, 35ºC, 25ºC
  • Germination Time: 5-10 days

SQ-2808Medium green NO MAJOR RESISTANCESMediumVery highFor open field only
SQ-4816BulbousNO MAJOR RESISTANCESVery highVery highVery early
SQ-5188Lebanese(IR): Px /CMV/WMV-2/ZYMV HighLowAlso suitable in greenhouse
SQ-5214Dark greenPx/CMV/WMV/ZYMVHighLowCylindrical and uniform
SQ-5662Dark greenPx/CMV/ ZYMVMediumMediumHealthy plant
SQ-5516LebanesePx/CMV/WMV/ZYMVMediumMediumBalanced plant
SQ-5688ZapalloMediumMediumVery good resistance to viruses
SQ-5708LebaneseMediumVery good resistance to viruses
SQ-5726GreyziniHighHighVery vigorous plant with a very dark color
SQ-5736GreyziniMediumHighVery good production
SQ-5820YellowPx/ ZYMV/WMVMediumHighFor open field only

Cucurbita pepo, C. maxima, C. moschata (SQUASH and PUMPKIN)
Scientific nameEnglish common nameCode
Cucumber mosaic virusCucumber mosaicCMV
Watermelon mosaic virusWatermelon mosaicWMV
Zucchini yellow mosaic virusZucchini yellowsZYMV
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveumFusarium wiltFon
Podosphaera xanthiiPowdery mildewPx