Scientific Name: Cucurbita Pepo
Description: A zucchini is a food that originated in America. It is a very practical vegetable, as we can find it any time of the year. It presents a lot of nutrients very beneficial to our health.
- It’s digestive,
- Helps in weight loss,
- Beneficial to the heart,
- Contributes to cardiovascular health.
Planting Tips: It is a plant that needs space and should be sown in a definite location. Put 2 or 3 seeds in each pit and after germinating, remove the weaker ones.
Soil: The zucchini adapts to any type of soil, but prefers to be sown in loose, permeable soil rich in organic matter. The soil pH should be between 5.6 and 6.8.
Exposure / Temperature: Direct sunlight or half shadow.
Irrigation: Water frequently but without soaking the soil. Avoid wetting the leaves as it may cause fungal attacks.
Harvesting: Zucchini usually begin to produce fruit 60 to 90 days after planting. Harvest the food when it reaches 15cm to 25cm.
Life Cycle: Annual