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Summer squash 'Lemon'  

Cucurbita pepo

  • 21 plantings
  • 3 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 26 stashed

Lemon is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Summer squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo 'Lemon'. Lemon is a (open pollinated) variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Lemon. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet), Lemon grows with a vine-like habit.

Lemon Summer squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lemon have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lemon

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Lemon is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Lemon are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Lemon needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Lemon from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Lemon about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Lemon

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Lemon is a tender plant.

Harvesting Lemon

As the name implies, this variety sets fruit that is the size, shape, and color of a lemon.