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botanical name:
Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Rush'
Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Rush' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Courgette 'Gold Rush', Zuccini
family:  Cucurbitaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: very fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 11
Hardy annual vegetable. F1 hybrid. Compact bushy habit with large leaves mottled with silvery-grey. Deep yellow flowers rapidly followed by bright yellow, slightly curved fruits.

Moist, fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Harvested fruits when between 7.5 and 20 cm long.

From seed, sown under protection from March onwards or directly outdoors after risk of frost.

Edible fruits, eaten while young as courgette, usually cooked but also raw as a salad vegetable by thinly slicing.

other notes:
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