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Cucurbits: Zucchini and Summer Squash

With dozens of cucurbit vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what zucchini and summer squash will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Zucchini <em>&lsquo;Zucchini&rsquo;</em>

A reliable variety that forms a bushy plant, well suited to growing in a container. Zucchini with dark green skins and tasty pale flesh are produced in profusion from midsummer. Like all zucchini, they are best picked young.

Sow: Mid-spring to early summer
Harvest: Midsummer to early fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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