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Spineless Perfection Zucchini

Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica 'Spineless Perfection'

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Spineless Perfection Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica 'Spineless Perfection') at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Spineless Perfection Zucchini fruit

Spineless Perfection Zucchini fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Courgette

Group/Class:  Zucchini

Description:

A superb variety, producing high yields of 8" long dark green fruit speckled with yellow; grown on spineless open plants for easy harvesting; creamy texture and distinctive flavor, great for cooking and baking; flowers can be used in salads or fried

Edible Qualities

Spineless Perfection Zucchini is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces dark green long fruit mottled with yellow and creamy white flesh which can be harvested at any point. The fruits have a distinctive taste and a firm texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Spineless Perfection Zucchini will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Spineless Perfection Zucchini is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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