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Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America

Squash, Lists 1-26 Combined

Edited by Linda Wessel-Beaver

Department of Agronomy and Soils
University of Puerto Rico, Box 9030
Mayaguez, PR 00681-9030

ACX 45A (ACX 45A) - Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: very dark green zucchini, glossy, smooth, cylindrical 5-7" fruit, very vigorous, open plant, matures in 49 days. Resistance: tolerance to ZYMV and WMV-2. Adaptation: Texas and southwestern U.S. Melon, Cucurbit Pocket Seed Guide, American Vegetable Grower and Florida Grower Magazine. 1999.

All Season (87 S 236) - Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: usable at all stages of development, richer flavor than summer squash, 2 lb fruit size, medium size bush plant. Similar: Gold Nugget. 1988.

Allegre (5716) - Vendor: Takii. Similar: Onyx. 1991.

Allie - Breeder: J. Bush. Characteristics: long white squash. PVP pending. 1997.

Ambassador (189-180-4) - Breeder: Petoseed Co. Parentage: hybrid of two inbreds. Characteristics: very early Zucchini type; open habit; very prolific; good cylindrical shape; straight. Similar: Zucchini Hybrid but darker green. Adaptation: wide. 1967.

Ambercup - Vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid, scarlet kabocha winter squash; bright, orange-red skin, moderately ribbed; medium sweet taste but not as good as gray or green-skinned cultivars; 4-5 lb; stores well; 3-4 fruit per plant; 95 days.

Apollo (ZK) - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Company. Characteristics: hybrid, early, open bush plant with heavy yield; long green fruit. Similar: Zucchini hybrids. Adaptation: general. Joseph Harris Catalog, 1970.

Aquarius (NVH 3753) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: light zucchini type, upright open bush, flecked medium green, straight fruit, early-midseason. Similar: Senator, Zucchini Elite. 1981.

Argus (XPH 1247) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: very long light green fruit, extremely productive, open plant. Similar: Marvella types, Sarzanese.

Ariadne - Vendor: Harris Moran.

Autumn Cup - Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: hybrid buttercup; reduced button at blossom end; deep orange, high quality flesh; semi-bush plant; 95 days.

Autumn Delight (PS 10705) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: acorn squash, compact plant, very strong semi-bush, standard size fruit, dark green color early after fruit formation. Resistance: powdery mildew. Similar: Table Ace. Adaptation: northeast U.S.; commercial and home garden. 2001.

Autumn Glow - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee and Company. 2000.

Autumn Pride (XP O25) - Breeder: B.Loy. Vendor: University Hew Hampshire. Characteristics: bush plant bearing generally one large fruit per plant, fruit pale pink with thick orange flesh. Similar: Blue Hubbard. PVP. 1983.

Autumn Prince (SSC 42083) - Breeder and vendor: Shamrock Seed Co. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: a prolific Acorn Squash with a concentrated fruit set; produces vigorous semi-bush plants; sets attractive, very dark green fruit with smooth ridges and a rounded blossom end; deliciously sweet, yellow flesh; fruit weighs 1.5 to 1.75 lb.; 75-80 days to maturity; ideal for local, road side and shipping markets. Similar: Table Queen. Adaptation: all winter squash growing regions. 2000.

Aztec (86 S 160) - Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: high yield; long fruit have medium gold color with green tips; plants have highly mottled foliage. Similar: Gold Rush. 1990.

Baby Blue - Breeder: University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Breck. Parentage: Bush Buttercup x Blue Hubbard. Characteristics: very small blue Hubbard, crown setting near bush, very early. Similar: Blue Hubbard. Adaptation: northern United States. New Hampshire Bul. 380. 1953.

Baby Butternut - Breeder: E.M. Meader and A.F. Yeager, New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Billy Hepler Seed Company, and Eastern States Farmers Exchange. Parentage: Tsurukubi x Butternut. Similar: Butternut. Characteristics: smaller than Butternut and free of crookneck fruits; excellent table quality. Adaptation: wide, early maturing in north. New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta. Bull. 440, June 1957. 1958.

Banquet - Breeder and vendor: Oscar H. Will and Company, Bismarck, North Dakota. Parentage: Buttercup, Gilmore. Characteristics: resembles Buttercup except golden-orange in color, earlier, more prolific and drier baking. Similar: Buttercup. Adaptation: northern Great Plains and other short season climates. 1936.

Baraka (CHY 4021) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO Seed Co. Characteristics: early maturing, light-green, Lebanese type squash; plants medium in size with a semi-open bush and single stem; fruit are 4 to 5" in length, smooth and slightly larger at the blossom end. Similar: Clarita. Adaptation: Middle East countries. 1991.

Barq (FMX 327D) - Breeder: G.Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Parentage: F1 hybrid, Ferry-Morse Seed Company inbreds. Characteristics: vigorous, open plants medium-dark green plants with medium light green slightly teardrop shaped fruit. Similar: Victoria. 1985.

Bella - Breeder: C. Miller. Vendor: Sunseeds (Pioneer). Characteristics: medium green, cylindrical with slight taper, 7.2" x 1.8", strong plant with good yields, makes length under cool conditions.

Belor - Vendor: Vilmorin. Characteristics: a cultivar most suitable for protected crops, open plant habit, upright and very productive, long cylindrical fruit, very dark shiny green, 18-20 cm. Similar: Aurore, Tarmino, Spendor. 1985.

Benning's Green Tint - Vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, gray-green scallop, patty pan squash; best harvested at 3" diameter; traditional cultivar; 54 days.

Big Thai - Breeder: Burpee. Characteristics: Lebanese squash plants are compact, disease tolerant and often yields 50-70% more fruits than zucchini.

Black Beauty - Breeder: Connecticut Agric. Expt. Sta., Storrs, Connecticut. Vendor: Asgrow and Comstock Ferre. Parentage: Salerno (Salerno x Caserta); Salerno is Improved Fordhook Zucchini. Characteristics: earliest and most productive of the black green Zucchinis. Similar: Improved Fordhook Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. Asgrow and Comstock-Ferre Catalogs. 1957.

Black Eagle (513) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King and Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, black zucchini, fruit straight cylindrical, dark green, greenish white flesh, semi open prolific bush. Similar: Black Zucchini. 1977.

Black Forest - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: sweet, buttonless, buttercup-type winter squash; dark green, flat-round fruit of Kabocha type but smaller; deep orange, medium-dry, sweet flesh is good for baking; 95 days. 1996.

Black Knight - Breeder and vendor: Niagara Chemical Division, F.M.C. Corp. Characteristics: dark green fruits, open sturdy bush. Similar: Black Fordhook. Adaptation: general. 1969.

Black Magic (77-2169) - Breeder and vendor: Charter Research. Characteristics: open pollinated, early, small open bush with short spines; uniform gloss, cylindrical fruits with small cavity and seed; fruits separate easily from plants. Resistance: not determined. Similar: Blackjack F1. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1979.

Black Satin (ACR #4259) - Breeder and vendor: Otis Twilley Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, extremely dark green, almost black fruits, straight nearly cylindrical with slight ridges. 1980.

Blackini - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Company, Saticoy, California. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, dark green zucchini type. Similar: Back Zucchini. Adaptation: United States and southern Canada. The Peto Story, Petoseed Company, 1959.

Blackjack - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; very dark green, cylindrical, smooth fruit; one of the darkest hybrids on the market; 54 days.

Blanquita (ARCO 233) - Breeder: A.Gabert. Vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Parentage: F1 hybrid, ARCO 195 x ARCO 193. Characteristics: pale green fruit color with slight speckling, slight silver on dark green leaves, fruit have slight taper to stem end. Similar: Clarita. 1985.

Blondie (XPH 1435) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, unique pale-yellow color; long, cylindrical fruit; open bush. Adaptation: wide. 1986.

Blue Ballet - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: small, blue hubbard-type winter squash; smooth skinned, blue-gray, 4 lb fruit; sweet, bright orange, fiberless flesh; stores well; 95 days. 1996.

Blue Buttercup - Breeder and vendor: Eastern States Farmers Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Parentage: chance cross of Buttercup with unknown cultivar, possibly Blue Hubbard. Characteristics: flat, rough, turbanned fruit, hard shelled, slate blue color, high quality, medium size. Similar: Buttercup. Adaptation: northeastern United States. Eastern States Catalog, 1955.

Blue Magic - Breeder and vendor: Seeds by Design. Characteristics: blue hubbard type winter squash, 4-6 lb, excellent eating quality and good storage, semi-bush plant. American Vegetable Grower, December 1998.

Bonita - Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: Mediterranean squash; mottled gray-green, good flavor; high yields; vigorous bush; 43 days.

Born Free - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini squash; long, slender, slightly ridged fruit, spineless plants. 1999.

Boston Marrow Special - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King and Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Parentage: Boston Marrow. Characteristics: exterior color is darker, reddish orange fruit is larger and flesh is thicker than regular Boston Marrow. 1948.

Botna (Nun 6661) - Breeder and vendor: Nunhems Zaden. Characteristics: vigorous type, single stem without laterals, long slender cylindrical fruit, medium green, glossy fruit color, flecked with light green. 1991.

Buccaneer - Breeder and vendor: Goldsmith Seeds. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, open bush, silver mottled leaf, medium green speckled fruit, small blossom end scar. Similar: Poseidon. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Bugle (PMR Butternut) - Breeder: M. M. Jahn, Cornell University. Vendor: Rupp Seeds. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: butternut type winter squash, slightly smaller than Waltham. Resistance: powdery mildew. Similar: Waltham. Adaptation: U.S., Brazil. PVP. 1999.

Burpee Golden Zucchini - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Company. Parentage: Fordhook Zucchini x Bicolored Gourd. Characteristics: open pollinated; bright, golden, cylindrical zucchini; open bush. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1973.

Burpee Hybrid Zucchini - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Company, Philadelphia. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, week earlier and more prolific than Fordhook Zucchini; bush habit and less vegetative than Black Zucchini. Similar: Burpees Fordhook Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. Burpee catalog, 1956.

Burpees Bush Table Queen - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Company, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Parentage: cross between Table Queen and bush mutation in Golden Table Queen. Similar: Table Queen. Characteristics: semi-bush habit with same size and quality fruits as regular Table Queen. Adaptation: wide. Burpee Catalog, 1948.

Burpees Crystal Bell - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Company, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Parentage: mutation in White Bush Scallop then selfed for 5 to 6 generations. Characteristics: prolific, uniformly bell shaped fruits, more strictly bush type plants, thicker flesh than White Bush Scallop, distinct ring around edge of seed. Similar: White Bush Scallop or Woods Prolific. Adaptation: most parts of the United States. Burpee Catalog, 1953.

Bush Buttercup - Breeder and vendor: Burgess Seed and Plant Company, Galesburg, Michigan. Parentage: unknown. Characteristics: fruits like Buttercup; vines upright bush type. Similar: Buttercup. Adaptation: wide. Burgess Seed and Plant Company Catalog. 1952.

Bush Delicata (PS 9355909) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis-Petoseed. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: winter squash, very sweet orange meat, Cucurbita pepo, pale green exterior color with cream stripes. Similar: Sweet Dumpling. Adaptation: home garden, special locations chosen by growers. 2000.

Butter Blossom (SQ 208) - Breeder: T.Natti. Vendor: Robson. Characteristics: open pollinated, dark green zucchini-type summer squash, 45 day maturity; high percentage of early male flowers. Similar: Corsair. Adaptation: wide. 1987.

Butter Scallop (88S244) - Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: bright yellow fruit color without green ends, typical scallop shape, high yield. Resistance: wide. 1990.

Butterbal - Breeder and vendor: New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham, New Hampshire. Parentage: Sweet Nut. Characteristics: round fruits; early. Similar: Sweet Nut. Adaptation: wide. New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta. Bull #440. 1960.

Butterboy - Breeder and vendor: W.A. Burpee Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, compact plants with heavy crown set; Butternut shaped, 2.5 to 2.75 pound fruits; deep reddish orange flesh. Resistance: squash borer. Similar: Early Butternut. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Butterbush - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Parentage: Bush moschata mutant x Burpee Butternut. Characteristics: open pollinated; small butternut-shaped fruits borne on very short internode plants, exceptionally deep reddish-orange flesh of high quality. Similar: Butternut. Adaptation: wide. 1978.

Butternut Supreme (PSX 11395) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: winter squash, uniform thick neck fruit, large vine, 4 lb. 1990.

Butterstick - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: hybrid prolific squash; bright yellow fruit, white flesh, firm texture, sweet and nutty flavor; harvest in 50 days. Burpee Spring Catalog, 2000.

Canesi (PS 11304) - Breeder: Manuel Rosas. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, large butternut type, thick neck, excellent fruit quality, bright yellow flesh, early maturity. Adaptation: U.S., Argentina. 1999.

Carnival (HMX 6732) - Breeder: T.Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: acorn type, semi-bush, striped, bicolor, unique type. Similar: Sweet Dumpling. 1991.

Caserta - Breeder: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. Vendor: F.H. Woodruff and Sons. Parentage: inbred Cocozelle. Characteristics: early and prolific, color light green with dark green stripes. Similar: Cocozelle. Adaptation: wide. 1949.

Cashflow (RSQ 496-VP) - Breeder and vendor: Novartis. Characteristics: zucchini type, medium green color, high yield potential. Resistance: tolerance to some strains of ZYMV. American Vegetable Grower, December 1999.

Castle Black (CHY 4008) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, Black zucchini type. Similar: Blackjack and Blackee. 1983.

Castle Pride (CHY 4010) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, yellow crookneck type. Similar: Dixie. Adaptation: wide. 1983.

Castle Pride (Chy 4010) - Vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Characteristics: yellow crookneck hybrid. Similar: Dixie. 1983.

Castle Queen (CHY 4022) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, medium-dark green zucchini with very slight flecking, plants are open bushes, fruit are uniform, cylindrical, and smooth. Similar: Ambassador, Seneca. Adaptation: wide. 1985.

Castlejade (CHY 4005) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, longer fruited zucchini, fruit 7.25-8.5" long, uniform, smooth, dark green with light green flecks, plants are medium open and single stemmed. Similar: Aristocrat, Zucchini Elite. Adaptation: wide. 1983

Cha-Cha (JWS 6303) - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid kabocha winter squash; dark green, slightly flattened; bright orange flesh cooks up dry; very good eating, flaky, sweet; stores well; 95 days.

Chairman (PS 9894) - Breeder: Manuel Rosas. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, medium green zucchini, long, straight fruit, excellent yield potential, fairly open bush growth habit. Similar: President. Adaptation: southeastern U.S., Florida. 1998.

Chefini (SQ 28) - Breeder: Petoseed Co. Parentage: hybrid of two inbreds. Characteristics: early dark green fruit, almost black-green; cylindrical; vines vigorous; good cover. Similar: Black Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. All American Selection Bronze Medal Winner. 1965.

Chestnut - Breeder: Johnny Selected Seeds. Characteristics: winter squash; fiberless, dry-textured, deep orange flesh; medium-small fruit about the size of Buttercup, with a dark slate-green color; 105 days. 1996.

Chicago Warted Hubbard - Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, green-skinned processing type; large warted fruit, 15" long x 10" diameter; high quality, deep orange-yellow flesh; standard for pies, canning; long storage; 105 days. Twilley Catalog, 1992.

Ciclon (Ciclón, SSC 1008) - Breeder: Hollar Seeds. Vendor: Semillas Shamrock International. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: strong plants; semi-erect with single central stem, open plant; extremely high yields; more tolerant to powdery mildew than Gray Zucchini. Similar: Gray Zucchini. Adaptation: U.S. squash production regions. 2003.

Clair - Breeder and vendor: Zeraim Gadera. Characteristics: hybrid clarita type; tapered, cylindrical shaped fruit; suitable for stuffing, delicious taste; open, compact plant.

Claire (NCX 7053) - Breeder and vendor: Moran Seeds. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, slightly tapered, light green color; fruit 4.5" by 2" with a low number of culls; 44 day maturity. Similar: Clarita. 1982.

Clarimore - Breeder: Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, Lebanese-type squash; small, light green, speckled, tapered fruit; 3-5"; open, viny plant type; 52 days.

Classic (ACX-4254) - Breeder and vendor: Abbott Cobb. Characteristics: medium green, well flecked cylindrical fruit-hold shape. Similar: Elite. 1981.

Commander (PSX 8587) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: good for processing and fresh market, open plant habit. 1990.

Condor - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; glossy, medium dark green flecked with pale green, slender, slightly tapered fruit; vigorous, open, nearly spineless plant; 48 days.

Confederate Gold (16D-14) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, yellow crookneck type with very uniform, attractive fruits; plants large, vigorous, medium open. Similar: Yellow Summer Crookneck Improved. Adaptation: southeast United States. 1982.

Congress (XPH 1565) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: longer fruit length then Senator, and one pick earlier. Similar: Senator.

Conqueror III (XPT 4620767) - Breeder: Eldon Hursini. Vendor: Seminis-Asgrow. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: green stem, straightneck hybrid with biotech resistance to ZWC, plant habit vigorous and semi open, fruit uniform creamy yellow. Resistance: CMV, PRSV, WMV, ZYMV. Similar: Enterprise. Adaptation: U.S. 2001.

Consul (XPH 1428) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid, early summer squash in the Senator, Seneca zucchini class, long, cylindrical fruit; medium dark green in color. Similar: Senator. Adaptation: wide. 1985.

Contessa (XPH 1427) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: prolific, zucchini type with slender, straight fruit. Similar: Ambassador. 1984.

Corona (XPH 1592) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: highly productive hybrid squash, pale green-cream in color with no green striping, erect plant, easy to pick. Similar: Clarita. Adaptation: areas of Middle East using Clarita. 1986.

Corsair - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: very dark green hybrid zucchini; cylindrical; maintains dark color under high temperatures; 43 days to harvest. 1990.

Corsair (XPH 1391) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: early prolific, dark colored zucchini type. Similar: Blackjack. 1984.

Costata Romanesco - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated cocozelle type; prominently ribbed, medium gray green with pale flecks and ribs; big large-leafed bush with about half the yield of hybrids but much better taste; good producer of male blossom buds for cooking; 52 days.

Cougar - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed. Characteristics: hybrid, precocious yellow, straightneck, high quality fruit, extended harvest. Resistance: ZYMV, PRSV. Adaptation: eastern and southern U.S. American Vegetable Grower, December 1999.

Counselor (PS 35691) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: medium green color, cylindrical shape, 7-8" long, 50 day maturity. Similar: Napolini, Onyx, Senator. 1994.

Cozella - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Company, New Haven, Connecticut. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruit have high sheen, 8 to 10" long, cylindrical, dark green with lighter stripes. Similar: Long Cocozelle. Asgrow, Your Crops, vol. 6(1), Spring 1958.

Cozini - Breeder and vendor: Associated Seed Growers, New Haven, Connecticut. Parentage: Cocozelle x Zucchini. Characteristics: dark zucchini type; prolific; smooth blocky fruit. Similar: Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. 1947.

Cracker (PSR 976) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early smooth, uniform, bright yellow crook-neck type; plant medium, open. Similar: Dixie. Adaptation: wide, but especially to home garden and southern market. 1978.

Cream of the Crop (86 S 204) - Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: bush plant, cream rind color which becomes bright yellow after storage, extended storage ability of 4-5 months, mild flavor, cream flesh color. Similar: Table King. 1988.

Crescent (81-2282) - Breeder and vendor: Musser. Characteristics: early, productive, slender fruit, medium size plants. 1984.

Daisey (XP 4970297) - Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: high quality, yellow straightneck type with excellent yield; excellent choice for early season planting under low virus incidence. Resistance: intermediate to powdery mildew. Similar: Enterprise. Adaptation: southeast U.S. 2003.

Dali (FMX 202) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: similar to Lebanese type marrow but longer and more cylindrical. Similar: Jedida.

Dark Star (NVH 3751) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: small, smooth open bush, long cylindrical, slightly ribby fruit, mid-late season, dark green zucchini type. Similar: Castle Black, Market King, Diplomat. 1981.

Daytona (520) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King and Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, crookneck type. Similar: Black Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. 1976.

Debutant - Breeder: C. Miller. Vendor: Sunseeds (Pioneer). Characteristics: medium dark green cylindrical fruit, 7" x 2", medium size plant with reduced spines, strongly parthenocarpic. 1995.

Declaration II (XPHT 1814) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid, medium zucchini 7-8 inch in length, high yield potential, open, compact plant, 40 days to harvest. Resistance: transgenic resistance to WMV, ZYMV. Similar: Sensation. Adaptation: northeastern and southeastern U.S. 1998.

Delica - Breeder: Takii. Characteristics: winter squash; flat globe, dark green skin, deep yellow flesh color, 3 lb. fruit; nutty, sweet taste; very uniform fruit, vigorous vine, good storage ability, early.

Delicata - Breeder: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: winter squash; cream colored fruit with dark green longitudinal stripes and flecks; 7-8" long, 3" wide, 1.5-2 lb; very sweet orange flesh, excellent for stuffing and baking; short vines; 100 days.

Destiny III (XPH1741) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid yellow crookneck. Resistance: transgenic resistance to CMV, WMV-2, ZYMV. 1995.

Diplomat (84-7) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Co. Characteristics: hybrid, open plant, medium long stem, dark green, uniform, high yielding zucchini type. Similar: Fordhook Zucchini. Adaptation: general. Peto Catalog. 1971.

Dividend (ZS19) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers. Characteristics: slightly tapered, medium green zucchini on vigorous bush. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, cucumber mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus. Similar: Elite, Senator, Tigress. 1995.

Dixie (XP HCR2) - Breeder: Robson Seed Farms Corp. Vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early maturity; plants small, prolific, giving high yield of lemon yellow "crookneck" type fruits. Similar: Early Yellow Summer Crookneck. Adaptation: wide, especially to southeast United States. Asgrow's "Your Crops-What's New for 67", December 1966.

Dixie ZWC (XPH 1741) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: EPG source. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon 2 mosaic virus, cucumber mosaic. Similar: Dixie. 1994.

Dusk (XP 1195) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, attractive, glossy, dark green cylindrical fruit. Productive over a long picking period. Similar: Black Jack. Adaptation: California. 1979.

Early Acorn - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early maturing large acorn squash produced on short, semi-bush-type plants. Similar: Table Ace. Adaptation: wide. 1982.

Early Butternut (PSX 3673) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early butternut type without the crookneck; medium vine; designated All America Winner. Similar: Butternut. Adaptation: wide. 1978.

Early Prolific Improved (Banana Squash) - Breeder and vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated straightneck, light cream color, can be eaten at 4-12" length, bush plant, popular cultivar for home garden. Willhite Seed Catalog, 1994.

Early Prolific Straightneck - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Company, Detroit. Parentage: selected from Summer Crookneck; a distinct cultivar. Characteristics: bush type, very early, productive, smooth and straight, light lemon yellow. Adaptation: wide. 1938.

Early Summer Yellow - Breeder and vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated crookneck; semi-smooth skin, light yellow, uniform fruit; quite prolific bush plant, 42 days to maturity. Willhite Seed Company Catalog, 1994.

Ebony Acorn - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Company, Detroit, Michigan. Parentage: selected from breeding line from Henry Munger to darker color, more uniform shape. Characteristics: fruits dark glossy green; round shape between Table Queen and Royal Acorn in size. Similar: Table Queen. Adaptation: all United States. Ferry-Morse Seed Company Leaflet. 1957.

Eclipse (NVH 3759) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: dark zucchini type, very dark green fruit, cut leaf open bush, petioles nearly spineless, medium-large maturing. Similar: Dusk, Black Eagle. 1981.

Edurne (010 268) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid; Lebanese squash, long, cylindrical, white creamy color. Similar: Splendor, Opalin. Adaptation: Spain. 1997.

Eight Ball - Breeder: Hollar Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid summer squash; dark green color, round, 2-3" diameter; compact open bush plant spread about 3 feet wide and two feet tall; high yield; very early, 5-7 weeks depending on growing conditions; AAS winner. 1999.

El Greco (FMX 615) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: dark green, glossy skin, very attractive zucchini shape, open bush habit. Similar: Ambassador.

Eldorado - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, yellow-gold zucchini type fruit and plant habit. Adaptation: wide. 1975.

Elini - Breeder: Abbott Cobb. Vendor: Otis Twilley. Characteristics: well flecked, medium green fruitless tendency to become bulbous than many other zucchinis. Similar: Elite, Chefini.

Eliva (NUN 6653) - Breeder and vendor: Nunhems Zaden. Characteristics: medium vigorous growth open plant habit, medium long, cylindrical fruit, dark green glossy color, high yield. 1990.

Embassy (PSX 49487) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: strong open plant habit, few spines, medium green, cylindrical shape. 1990.

Emperor (E8271) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, very early, vigorous, highly productive zucchini type, open habit, leaves medium large, very highly cut; fruit medium large, straight, skin highly speckled with dark green background. Similar: Zucco, Grey Zucchini. Adaptation: California and Wisconsin. 1980.

Encore (XPH 1568) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: early high yielding, medium-long, light green-white, skinny English Marrow type hybrid, L/D 3.8. Similar: Opal. 1989.

Enterprise (NVH 3653) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: yellow straight neck hybrid, large cut leaf spiny bush, long, tapered, creamy yellow fruit, early maturing. Similar: Hybrid Golden Eagle. 1981.

Estribo (24532) - Breeder: Manuel Rosas. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid butternut type, 5.5 lb, main season maturity. Similar: Butternut Hybrid. Adaptation: South America. 1999.

Excel - Breeder and vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; medium to dark, glossy fruit; high yields; semi-spineless, compact bush plant; 50 days.

Falcon (ZS-5) - Breeder: Novartis Seeds. Vendor: Keithly Williams Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid, dark green zucchini, longer fruit length, glossy fruit, open plant type. Similar: Raven. Adaptation: Mexico and western U.S. 1996.

Fancycrook (PS43092) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, full crookneck, precocious yellow, smooth fruit. Resistance: powdery mildew 1. Similar: Sundance. Adaptation: U.S. home gardens. 1997.

Festival - Breeder and vendor: Seeds By Design. Characteristics: hybrid winter squash, bright colors of orange yellows painted on green, 2-3 lb fruit, matures in 84 days, semi-bush plant, for both eating and decoration. American Vegetable Grower, December 1998.

Flying Saucer (HMX 4720) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: multicolored with points radiating from center. Similar: Patty Pan. Adaptation: U.S. winter squash areas. 2000.

Fordhook Zucchini - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Company, Philadelphia, Pa. Parentage: line selection from Italian Vegetable Marrow from H. Herb, Naples, Italy. Characteristics: long slender black green fruits borne profusely on bush plants. Similar: Improved Fordhook Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. Burpee Catalog, 1942.

Fortune - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds (Rogers Brand). Characteristics: early maturing, straightneck hybrid summer squash, medium vigorous bush, cylindrical, bright yellow fruit, maturity in 39 days. Resistance: precocious gene may delay or partially mask mild virus infections. Adaptation: eastern and northeastern U.S. Cucurbit Pocket Seed Guide, American Vegetable Grower and Florida Grower Magazine. 1999.

Forzini Hybrid - Breeder: Hollar and Company, Rocky Ford, Colo. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruit very slim and smooth, 8 to 12" long, very dark green and prolific; vine growth exceptionally vigorous, open stance for easy picking. Similar: Black Zucchini types. Adaptation: general. Hollar and Company, 14 Dec. 1962.

Freedom 2 (XPH 1719) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: transgenic virus resistance. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus 2. Similar: Pavo. 1994.

Freedom 3 (XPH 1751) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: transgenic virus resistance. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus 2, and cucumber mosaic virus. Similar: Pavo. 1994.

Freedom PMR (XPH 1732) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: transgenic virus resistance. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus 2, powdery mildew. Similar: Dixie, Pavo. 1994.

Gadzukes! - Breeder and vendor: Burpee Seed Co. Adaptation: U.S. 2003.

Gemma (XPH 1641) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: dark green, almost black colored zucchini. Similar: Ebony. 1993.

General Patton (XPH 1753) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: powdery mildew resistant precocious hybrid yellow straightneck squash. Resistance: powdery mildew. Similar: Multipik Sunbar. 1995.

Genie (NCX 7105) - Breeder and vendor: FMC Corp. Parentage: F1 hybrid, female is Black Beauty, male is proprietary. Characteristics: open bush, 50 day maturity; slender, cylindrical (6 to 8"), medium dark green fruits. Similar: Senator. Adaptation: southeast. 1976.

Gentry (CS4) - Breeder: Rogers Seed. Characteristics: semi-crookneck summer squash, outstanding yields of butter-yellow, smooth-skinned fruit with small blossom scars, vigorous bush plant, few spines, matures in 43 days. Adaptation: eastern and southeastern U.S.; produces under high temperatures. American Vegetable Grower December 1996.

Gina (HMX 5703) - Vendor: Harris Moran. 1989.

Glory II (XPT 1777) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid, medium dark green zucchini, open plant type, 7-8 inch fruit length, maturity in 50 days. Resistance: WMV, ZYMV. Similar: Tigress, Embassy. Adaptation: northeastern U.S. 1999.

Gold Bar - Breeder: Petoseed. Characteristics: golden-yellow, smooth, uniform, cylindrical fruit; ideal straightneck shape; upright, open plant.

Gold Crest (PSX 3476) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Company, Inc. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruit is bright yellow, smooth 6 to 8" by 2.5", straight; plant compact vigorous medium-open bush, single stemmed; highly productive. Similar: Goldbar. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Gold Nugget (ND 9180) - Breeder: North Dakota Agric. Expt. Sta., Fargo, North Dakota. Parentage: (Tapleys Bush x Banquet) x Banquet. Characteristics: bush plant, high specific gravity of flesh; fruit size 1 to 3 pounds; skin red-orange and shell type; All America Selection Award 1966. North Dakota Farm Research, January, 1966.

Gold Rush (PSR 1876) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, uniform golden productive zucchini type; slender white flesh resistance to bulbing. Similar: Golden Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. 1978.

Gold Slice (PSX 1771) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, extra long, slow to bulb, yellow summer squash. Similar: Goldzini. Adaptation: wide. 1978.

Gold Strike - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruits butter yellow, smooth to slightly warted, high yielding. Similar: Early Prolific Straightneck. Adaptation: general. 1969.

Golden Crown - Breeder and vendor: H.J. Ziehlsdorff, Washburn, Wisconsin Garden Meadows, Madison, Wisconsin. Parentage: hybrid with Buttercup. Characteristics: deep golden exterior and interior color; very sweet; prolific; good keeper; pink blossom end. Similar: Buttercup. Adaptation: northern United States. 1965.

Golden Dawn (NVH 3760) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: golden zucchini hybrid, slender bright gold zucchini fruit with dark green fruit stem, open bush, cut leaf. Similar: Gold Rush. 1981.

Golden Dawn III - Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; golden yellow, cylindrical, 7-8" fruit; open bush; 47 days.

Golden Delicious - Vendor: Stokes Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated, bright, red-orange fruit; hard, smooth rind; fine-grained, dry, light-orange flesh; higher vitamin C content than other squash; good flavor; 90 days.

Golden Eagle (522) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King and Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, smooth, pale golden straightneck with creamy white interior; semi-open bush. Similar: Early Prolific Straightneck. Adaptation: wide. 1977.

Golden Girl (8BC) - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, long slim yellow squash; open plant. Similar: Seneca Prolific. Adaptation: wide. 1974.

Golden Swan (PSX 7371) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, medium yellow slightly ribbed crookneck. Similar: Goldneck. Adaptation: wide. 1975.

Goldfinger (XPH 1294) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, golden zucchini; L/D 3.8; firm seed cavity, cylindrical, plants are open with flecked leaves, processing, home garden, or fresh market use. Similar: Goldrush. Adaptation: wide. 1985.

Goldhorn - Breeder and vendor: Hollar and Co. Characteristics: hybrid, open bush habit; high yield; vigorous; uniform. Similar: Crookneck. Adaptation: crookneck areas. 1972.

Goldpack (NH #6) - Breeder: New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham. Vendor: Joseph Harris Company, Rochester, New York. Parentage: and orange turban squash obtained by selfing a C. maxima from Turkey (Balkabaigi). Characteristics: early maturing ovoid weighing approximately 12 pounds with high dry matter content; rind thin, pink, lightly netted facilitating peeling for pre-packed product. Similar: Pink Banana. Adaptation: areas growing C. maxima. 1964.

Goldzini (F1 1371) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Co. Characteristics: hybrid, early; extremely long, gold fruit on bush plant; taste similar to Zucchini. Adaptation: general. 1975.

Green Eclipse - Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; fruit twist off with few breaking; medium green, glossy fruit; extremely high yielding; open bush; 46 days.

Green Magic (78-2202) - Breeder and vendor: Musser Seed Company. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early maturity, medium compact plants with open growth habit; uniform, straight, blocky fruits with medium dark green color; high yield, fruits separate easily from plants without breaking. Similar: Zucchini Elite. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Green Magic 2 - Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, 25 percent longer than Green Magic. Similar: Green Magic. Adaptation: wide. 1986.

Green Striped Cushaw - Breeder and vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash, long curved neck, rind is cream white mottled with irregular green stripes, smooth and medium soft rind, pale yellow flesh is sweet, moist, fibrous and course; solid in neck, medium thick in bulbous end; used for pies, baking, stock feed; 110 days to maturity. Willhite Catalog, 1994.

Green Warted Hubbard - Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: deep blackish-green rind with warts; 12-14 lb fruit; fine grained, golden yellow flesh; 115 days.

Greengold - Breeder: Minnesota Agric. Expt. Sta., Saint Paul. Vendor: Farmer Seed and Nursery Co. Parentage: inbred selection from Buttercup. Characteristics: round flat, orange and green, hard thin rind, deep orange flesh, small seed cavity, 3 to 4 pounds, high quality. Similar: Buttercup. Adaptation: northern United States. Minnesota Hort. 67:168, 1939.

Greenzini (E4228) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: early, vigorous, upright, open bush, large, shiny medium dark green cylindrical straight fruits. Similar: Hyzini. Adaptation: wide. 1975.

Greyzini Hybrid - Breeder: Petoseed Company, Saticoy, California. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, high yielding over long period; fruit longer, more slender at edible stage than Grey Zucchini; tender, high quality. Similar: Grey Zucchini. Adaptation: general. Peto Desc. Catalog. 1963.

Grisette (CHY 4026) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, medium-gray green fruit color with some stripe, leaves are dark green with some silver, fruit are about 6.25" long with some taper to the end. Similar: Caserta. Adaptation: Middle East. 1983.

Gulliver - Breeder and vendor: Zeraim Gedera. Characteristics: hybrid; suitable for trellis cultivation in greenhouse or tunnels; slight ribbed, cylindrical, light green fruit; short internode, climbing plant.

Harris Hybrid Cocozelle - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Company, Rochester, New York. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, prolific; compact vine; fruit long and slender with dark- and light-green stripes. Similar: Cocozelle. Adaptation: eastern United States. Harris Catalog, 1950.

Harris Improved Cocozelle - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Company, Rochester, New York. Parentage: selfed selection in Italian Cocozelle. Characteristics: straight well marked (colored) fruit, early. Similar: Cocozelle. Adaptation: eastern United States. Harris Catalog, 1942.

Hasta La Pasta - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: spaghetti-type summer squash; 6-8" long, 4-5" across, perfect for a family meal; pasta substitute; 73 days. 1995.

Heart of Gold (NVH 3954) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers. Characteristics: early maturity, 90-100 day maturity, heart shaped fruit, 2.5-3 lb, dark green mottled striped on cream, vigorous semi-bush. Similar: Sweet Dumpling. 1992.

Herald (XPH 1380) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: earlier than Senator with smaller plant. Similar: Senator.

Hi-beta Gold (PS 11899) - Breeder. Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seed-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, orange flesh spaghetti type, bright orange rind, semi-bush plant, 75 days to maturity. Similar: Orangetti. Adaptation: home garden. 1999.

Hokkori - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid kabocha winter squash; medium size 4-5 lb fruit, orange flesh, dry, flaky, sweet; 95 days.

Honey Boat (OSU D27) - Breeder: J.R.Baggett, Oregon Agric. Exp. Sta. Characteristics: small, oblong, green striped on tan, sweet flavor, high dry matter. Similar: Delicata. 1990.

Honey Delight - Breeder: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: large Japanese kabocha-type hybrid winter squash; 5-6 lb flattened globe fruit are dark green with light green stripes; bright, deep orange, dry, sweet flesh; stores well; 95 days. 1996.

Horn of Plenty - Breeder: Hollar. Vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: hybrid crookneck; bright yellow, smooth skin; erect, bush plant; 43-45 days.

Huasco (HMX 1718) - Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: summer squash with a tapered fruit, medium dark green color and dark green stripes. Adaptation: U.S. 2002.

Hubbard Golden - Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash; large, red-orange, warted fruit weigh about 10 lb, 11" x 9"; very tasty flesh is deep orange, dry; excellent for pies, cooking; long storage; 105 days to maturity. Twilley Seeds Catalog, 1989.

Hubbard Green - Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash; large, green, warted fruit average 15" x 10"; turn bronze-green at maturity; good quality, deep orange-yellow flesh; long storage; 105 days to maturity; traditional cultivar. Twilley Seeds Catalog, 1989.

Hubbard Improved Green - Vendor: Stokes. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash, green skin, warted, vining, 100 days.

Hurricane (Sunex 9718) - Breeder and vendor: Sunseeds. Characteristics: cylindrical, excellent length excellent yield. Similar: Ambassador, Senator, Seneca Zucchini. 1995.

HySerta - Breeder and vendor: Hollar and Co. Characteristics: hybrid, extra early; bush summer squash; general appearance of Caserta but much heavier yielding; earlier and different plant habit. Similar: Caserta. Adaptation: general. 1974.

Hyzina - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, vines similar to Dark Green Zucchini but slightly more open; fruits straight, cylindrical, blocky with dark green color and faint green fleck. Similar: Dark Green Zucchini. Adaptation: general. 1961.

Independence II (XPT 1776) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid, medium green zucchini, high yield potential, extended harvest, open plant habit, fruit 6-7 inches long, 41 days to maturity. Resistance: transgenic resistance to WMV, ZYMV. Similar: Senator. 1998.

Ingot (Hyb. 1759) - Breeder and vendor: Keystone Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, vigorous, open plant with central fruiting habit; fruits straight, cylindrical, smooth light creamy yellow. Similar: Early Prolific Straightneck. Adaptation: wide. 1977.

Ipanema (XPH 1205) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, Grey Zucchini type but fruits are longer and slightly light color. Similar: Grey Zucchini. 1980.

Irit - Breeder: Zeraim Gedera. Characteristics: hybrid; smooth, cylindrical light green fruit; open bush plant.

Jackpot (007041) - Breeder and vendor: Hollar and Company. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, open bush, few spines, dark green foliage, scalloped leaves. Similar: Black Beauty. Adaptation: wide. 1985.

Jade (FMX 212) - Breeder: L.Gautney. Vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid, Ferry-Morse Seed Company inbreds. Characteristics: zucchini-type with medium green color, slight striping and moderate speckling. Similar: Zucchini Elite. Adaptation: eastern United States. 1985.

Jaguar (HMX 3712) - Breeder: T.Superak. 1994. Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: dark green, long cylindrical fruit, high yields. Resistance: zucchini yellows, watermelon mosaic 2, papaya ring. Similar: Midnight.

Japan Cup - Breeder: Takii. Characteristics: gray-green skin; deep yellow, thick flesh; 2-3 lb; suitable for long storage; extra early, semi-bush plant.

Jarrahdale (JS strain) - Vendor: Johnny's Selected Seed. Characteristics: traditional Australian winter squash; open pollinated; 6-10 lb fruit, heavy, rounded ribs, slate gray skin, thick orange flesh; stores well; 100 days.

Jason - Vendor: Harris Moran.

Justice III (PXT 04620097) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: medium dark green zucchini type with high yield and a vigorous bush plant; fruit at market stage are 7-8 inches long, cylindrical, smooth with waxy appearance. Resistance: Watermelon mosaic virus, Cucumber mosaic virus, Zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Similar: Dividend, Cashflow. Adaptation: NAFTA and Northeast U.S. 2004.

Karam (XPH 1599) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: long-fruited, English marrow type, smooth skinned, light green in color; very productive. Similar: Maayan. 1988.

Lakota - Breeder: D. Coyne. Vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: stunning winter squash that was once prized by the Sioux; flesh is sweet and nutty; fine baking quality; 8" x 9" fruit; 85 days to harvest; for home garden. Burpee Spring Catalog, 2000.

Lancer (XPH 1546) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, an early, long, cylindrical, lighter colored than Senator, zucchini squash, small, open bush, projected for early market needs. Similar: Senator, Seneca zucchini. Adaptation: wide. 1986.

Largo (CV 235) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: long cylindrical zucchini squash that harvests over a long period. Similar: Elite, Ambassador; Zucchini squash. 1990.

Lemonbar (XPH 1433) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, yellow straightneck, L/D 3.9, longer fruited than Lemondrop L, relatively smooth skinned. Similar: Lemondrop L. Adaptation: southeastern United States. 1986.

Lemondrop (XP 1088) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, uniform, prolific straightneck type. Similar: Early Prolific Straightneck. Adaptation: wide. 1977.

Lemondrop L (XP 1132) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, uniform prolific straightneck type; for processing and fresh market. Similar: Lemondrop. Adaptation: wide. 1977.

Liberator 3 (XPH 1740) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: hybrid yellow straight neck with broad resistance to viruses. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus, cucumber mosaic virus. Similar: Lemondrop L. 1995.

Lioness (HMX-0709) - Breeder: T. Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: yellow straightneck type; green stem, smooth skin, medium-size bulb. Resistance: ZYMV, PRSV, WMV-2, CMV. Similar: Enterprise. Adaptation: southeastern U.S. 2002.

Lita (XPH 1214) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, Marvella class with slightly greener color but slightly lighter than Clarita. Similar: Clarita. 1981.

Lolita (PS 59792) - Breeder: Mark Hutton. Vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: pale green to gray color, light speckling, large vigorous plant. Similar: Clarita.

Magda - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid, Middleastern "cousa" type summer squash; pale green, blocky, tapered fruit; nutty, sweet flavor; 3-4" long for stuffing; 48 days. 2000.

Medallion - Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: hybrid semi-crookneck; bright yellow skin, strong necks, 4.5-6.5"; vigorous, open, bush-type plants; 52 days to harvest. Adaptation: eastern U.S. and Florida winter production. 1992.

Meigs (XOH 1671) - Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: precocious crookneck squash. 1994.

Mellow Gold (XP 931) - Breeder and vendor: Agway. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, 50 day yellow straightneck summer squash, fruit are slightly tapered to cylindrical. Similar: Gold Slice. Adaptation: eastern United States. 1987.

Midas - Breeder and vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: hybrid straightneck; light butter-yellow, very smooth fruit; large, vigorous plants; 53 days. Resistance: powdery mildew.

Midnight (HMX 7124) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: very dark zucchini type; open growth habit; very uniform fruit that maintains dark green color under intense light; cylindrical fruit with blunt ends. Adaptation: southwestern U.S. and Mexico. 1989.

Midnight Express (FMX 210) - Breeder: L.Gautney. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Parentage: F1 hybrid, Ferry-Morse Seed Company inbreds. Characteristics: zucchini type with dark green fruit color, large open bush; fruit slightly longer and slightly darker green than Onyx. Similar: Onyx. Adaptation: West Coast of United States. 1985.

Moctezuma (HMX 1708) - Breeder: T.Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: compared to Zucchini Gray Small Seeded, early, high yielding, shorter and thicker fruit shape, disease tolerance, larger more vigorous plant, more open habit. Resistance: Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus, powdery mildew. Similar: Zucchini Gray Small Seeded. 1994.

Monet (FMX 227) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: precocious yellow straight neck, medium yellow color with yellow stem. plant is 18-28" depending on growing season and location, good yields. Similar: Lemondrop, Multipik.

Moneymaker (Hyb. 1758) - Breeder and vendor: Keystone Seed Company. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, vigorous, open plant with central fruiting habit; fruits crooknecked, smooth, light creamy yellow. Similar: Early Yellow Summer Crookneck. Adaptation: wide. 1977.

Multipik (8PC) - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Seed Company. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, homozygous precocious yellow, highly female, high yield, fruit resist greening caused by cucumber mosaic virus; first true leaf yellow under cool temperatures. Similar: Golden Girl. Adaptation: northeast United States. 1981.

Napolini (NCX 7106) - Breeder and vendor: FMC Corp. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, cylindrical dark green fruit; open bush. Resistance: none determined. Similar: Aristocrat. Adaptation: southern California, Texas, Mexico. 1977.

Neptune (CIAGB) - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Seed Company. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, open bush, dark fruit color. Similar: Zucchini Elite. Adaptation: northeast United States. 1976.

New Hampshire Bush Buttercup (Bush Buttercup) - Breeder: University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Hepler Seed Co. Parentage: Buttercup x Zapellita. Similar: Buttercup. Characteristics: crown setting, larger and earlier than Buttercup cultivar with similar quality. Adaptation: northern limit for squash. New Hampshire Bul. 380. 1951.

Noblesse (HMX 7709) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: dark green zucchini type; long, slender and glossy fruit; early maturity. 1994.

Nutty Delica - Breeder: Takii. Characteristics: semi-globe, deep yellow, sweet flesh; smooth dark green rind with bright green blotches; distinct dry and nutty taste; good storage ability; grows well under low temperatures. Similar: Delica.

Obodas (XPH 1757) - Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: squash of English Marrow type for middle east, slightly slender fruit, same color as English Marrow with a distinct blossom end scar, light green. Similar: English Marrow. 1994.

Onyx (16C-X56) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, open habit, leaves large, moderate cut, very dark green with hint of silvering. Fruit long, straight, cylindrical with shiny, very black-green skin with a moderate amount of very fine speckling. Similar: Hyzini. 1979.

Orange Banana - Breeder: Vegetable Crops Department, California Agric. Expt. Sta., Davis. Parentage: selection from Banana. Characteristics: large (30 to 50 pounds) banana shaped, bright orange color, flesh thick, seed cavity small, rind very tough. Adaptation: wherever banana squash is grown. 1952.

Pagoda Gold (PS 4718357) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis-Petoseed. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: strong semi-bush with open plant habit for easy harvest, fruit are top shaped, early and productive. Similar: no cultivar like it. Adaptation: home garden. 2000.

Papaya Pear (PX 4718347) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: Cucurbita pepo F1 hybrid. Characteristics: summer squash, strong plant, fruit are bright yellow pear shape; AAS designated winner until we have inventory; semi-bush growth habit; open and easy to harvest; plants spread about 4 feet, and grow approximately 3 feet tall; fruit are bright yellow with fine white speckles, uniquely pear shaped, and should be harvested when about 3.5 inches long by 2.75 inches across, at which stage they weigh approximately 170 grams; fruit have excellent taste; maturity is very early, about 40 days; very attractive squash with unusual fruit shape like no other cultivar; superior fruit quality, fine flavor, vigorous plants and high yield (formerly Yellow Pear); unique fruit shape and color. Adaptation: home garden and wholesale use. 2001.

Parks Creamy (PSR 3273) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Company. Vendor: Park Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, medium small-sized open bush; small leaves, early, slender medium-long fruits; smooth medium yellow color. Adaptation: wide. 1979.

Parks Green Whopper (PSR 5976) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Company. Vendor: Park Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, medium large open bush; very dark green fruits, slender straight. Similar: Blackjack. Adaptation: wide. 1979.

Pasta (PSX 10298) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: fresh market spaghetti squash. 1991.

Patriot II (XPT1816) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: hybrid straightneck; green stem, precocious yellow; 42 days. Resistance: transgenic resistance to ZYMV, WMV, intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, not resistant to CMV, PRSV.

Patty Gold (PS 9596) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis-Petoseed. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: yellow scallop with open plant habit, semi bush, disk shaped fruit. Similar: Sunny Delight. Adaptation: wholesale home garden. PVP.

Patty Green Tint (PSX 273) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, open, medium, prolific bush; earlier than Patty Pan with darker colored fruit and small blossom end scar. Similar: Patty Pan. Adaptation: wide. 1976.

Pavo (XPH 1457) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, smoother skinned version of Dixie. Similar: Dixie. Adaptation: southeastern United States. 1985.

Peraoro - Breeder and vendor: Inter-American Institute of Agric. Sci., Turrialba, Costa Rica. Parentage: a Puerto Rican squash x an African squash introduction (latter similar to Butternut progenitor). Characteristics: productive, very high in vitamin A, bright orange interior. Similar: Butternut. Adaptation: moist tropics. La Hacienda, New York, June 1948.

Picasso (FMX 564) - Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: early maturity, excellent yield, better uniformity than Dixie. Similar: Dixie. 1995.

Pic-N-Pic - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: early golden crookneck with smooth wart-free skin, single stem, open plant habit. Similar: Sundance. Adaptation: wide. 1985.

Pilgrim - Breeder and vendor: Seeds By Design. Characteristics: hybrid butternut winter squash; 3.3 lb average fruit weight, 9" long x 4.9" wide, good flesh quality; excellent yields; neither high nor low temperatures affect quality; restricted vine allows 7% more plants per acre; 84 days to maturity. American Vegetable Grower, April 1999.

Powergrey (HMX 8712) - Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: summer squash. Resistance: tolerance to ZYMV, WMV-2, and PRSV. Similar: Caserta. Adaptation: U.S. 2003.

Precious (83 5237) - Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: precocious yellow fruit color eliminates greenish yellow color. Similar: Multipik. 1989.

Precious II - Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: hybrid straightneck; bright precocious yellow fruit; open plant; 53 days. 1998.

Prelude 2 (XPH 1732) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: yellow Crookneck with pronounced crook. Resistance: zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus, and powdery mildew. Similar: Dixie, Pavo. 1995.

Premier (GSV 83-68) - Breeder: Goldsmith. Vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, elite-type summer squash, early, medium green glossy fruit color, open plant habit, long smooth cylindrical fruit. Similar: Elite types. Adaptation: wide. 1982.

President (526) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Co. Characteristics: hybrid, single stem plant with 8" long, smooth, cylindrical, dark green fruit with light green flecks. Similar: Storrs Green Hybrid, Senator. Adaptation: general. Petoseed Catalog, 1973.

Prestige (HMX 0711) - Breeder: Frederic Tenet. Vendor: Tezier Seed. Parentage: F1 hybrid Characteristics: dark green glossy color. Resistance: powdery mildew. Similar: Raven. Adaptation: U.S., Mexico. 2000.

Prima Qualita (SRX 301) - Breeder and vendor: Niagara Chemical Division, F.M.C. Corp. Characteristics: hybrid, open sturdy bush, dark green, long fruits. Similar: Zucchini. Adaptation: general. 1968.

PSX 391 - Breeder: Mark Hutton. Vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: precocious yellow zucchini, bright yellow glossy fruit, 7" x 1.75", large vigorous plant, suitable for processing.

Pueblo (XP 1186) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed. Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruit mottled green background with indistinct broad green stripes; long and cylindrical. Similar: Striato, Romenesio. Adaptation: wide. 1979.

Puma - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini. Resistance: tolerance to ZYMV, WMV-2, PRSV.

Puritan Butternut - Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: slightly smaller than Waltham, good yields and storage ability; full vine; 110 days.

Queensland Blue - Vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: Australian cultivar introduced in the U.S. in the 1930s; blue-gray 6-10 lb fruit with deep ribbing; buttercup shape, orange flesh, good flavor; stores well; 100 days.

Rainbow - Breeder: Minnesota Agric. Expt. Sta., Saint Paul. Vendor: Farmer Seed and Nursery Co. Parentage: Greengold x Banana, inbred 5 generations. Characteristics: cylindrical tapering at apex, pink and blue, thin medium hard shell, flesh fine, moderate dry, 3 to 4 pounds, about 100 day maturity. Similar: Small Banana. Adaptation: 45th parallel. Minnesota Hort. 75:5, 1947.

Rama (XPH 1517) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, English marrow-type, light green in color; L/D 2-3 at prime pickling stage for middle east, high yielding over long pickling period. Similar: Clarita. Adaptation: Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia. 1986.

Rapido (E8275) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, vigorous, open bush; leaves have long petioles, highly cut, dark green with hint of silvering; fruit long and dark green. Similar: Marrow. Adaptation: California. 1979.

Raven (NVH 3771) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: very dark green summer squash, produces 7-8" cylindrical fruit with dark green glossy appearance, open plant for ease of picking, nearly spineless petioles. Similar: Blackjack. 1985.

Really Big (24532) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis-Asgrow. Parentage: F1 hybrid Characteristics: Butternut hybrid, medium large fruit, tan skin color exterior with orange flesh, rigorous plant, thick neck, good storage. Similar: Butternut Supreme. Adaptation: home garden. 2000.

Rebel Yell (FMX 359) - Breeder: L.Gautney. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: outstanding earliness, smoothness, and yield, medium yellow fruit color. Similar: Dixie. 1988.

Rebenque (PS 12004) - Breeder: Manuel Rosas. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, medium large fruit, butternut type, 5.5 lb, tan skin, orange flesh, good storage, main season. Similar: Butternut Supreme. Adaptation: northeastern U.S. 1999.

Red Kuri (Baby Red Hubbard, Orange Hokkaido) - Vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash, tear-drop shaped 4-7 lb fruit, scarlet rind, smooth textured flesh; 92 days.

Regency (GSV 83-71) - Breeder: Goldsmith. Vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, open plant habit, summer squash nearly spineless, very uniform cylindrical fruit, medium green, waxy appearance. Similar: Ambassador. Adaptation: wide. 1983.

Rembrandt (FMX 633) - Breeder: Gary Taurick. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Similar: Raven. Adaptation: U.S., Mexico. 2000.

Resista (XPH 1742) - Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: squash of English Marrow type for middle east, slightly darker than English Marrow with a distinct blossom scar. Similar: English Marrow. 1994.

Revenue (ZS15) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers. Characteristics: medium-light green zucchini with upright plant and vigorous bush, fruit are slightly tapered, 44-47 day maturity. Resistance: cucumber mosaic virus, zucchini yellow mosaic, watermelon mosaic virus. Similar: Tigress, Elite. 1995.

Rhode Island Butternut (URI 59-1-N) - Breeder: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Parentage: Inbred 14 generations from thick neck types. Characteristics: bell shape, 3 to 4 pounds, neck 4 to 5" in diameter, bulb 5 to 6". Adaptation: areas where Butternut cultivar is grown. Providence Sunday Journal, Oct. 29, 1961.

Richgreen Zucchini - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, compact, open single stem bush habit and very dark glossy green cylindrical fruit. Similar: Ambassador. 1982. Adaptation: wide. 1982.

Right Royal - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, very large slate gray colored C. maxima. Similar: Hungarian Mammoth. Adaptation: eastern midwestern United States. 1972.

Rocky Gold - Breeder and vendor: Hollar and Company. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, zucchini-type fruit with shiny golden skin, pale white flesh; no green color at either end of fruit. Similar: Burpee Golden Zucchini. 1993.

Roly Poly - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: unique round fruit ideal for stuffing; plants are single stemmed and prolific; harvest in 50 days. Burpee Spring Catalog, 2000.

Royal Ace PM (HMX 9736) - Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: winter squash type; large plant with extended setting; dark green fruit; formerly Accorny PM. Resistance: powdery mildew. Adaptation: U.S. 2003.

Royal Knight - Breeder: Wendy Lou Jones. Vendor: Hollar and Company. Characteristics: open pollinated, crookneck type but with medium green fruit; maturity in 40 days. Similar: Crookneck, Early Summer Yellow. Adaptation: wide. PVP Certificate Number 800130. 1982.

Saffron - Breeder: Hollar Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated prolific yellow straightneck; uniform, tapered, classic shape; smooth fruit borne on manageable, sturdy, open plant; early. American Vegetable Grower, December 1996.

Saticoy Hybrid (SO number 6) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Company, Saticoy, California. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, vigorous, productive, earlier than Crookneck. Similar: Early Summer Crookneck. Adaptation: United States, southern Canada, and Mexico. The Peto Story, Petoseed Company 1961.

Scallopini (PSX 3572) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, scallop type with zucchini color. Adaptation: wide. 1976.

Seasons - Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; medium, dark green, straight fruit; open plant, fewer spines. Similar: Ambassador. 1998.

Sebring - Breeder and vendor: Otis Twilley. Characteristics: hybrid, deep golden zucchini squash, semi-spineless, highly productive, 8" fruit, bush habit, open plant structure. American Vegetable Grower, December 1998.

Senator (XP 1046) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: hybrid, medium bush, open growth habit; productive, fruit cylindrical, light green, glossy. Similar: Seneca Zucchini. Adaptation: general. 1972.

Seneca Autumn (1875) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: semi-bush, dark green fruit 5-6" diameter, 71 day relative maturity. Similar: Table Ace. 1987.

Seneca Baby Crookneck - Breeder and vendor: Robson Seed Farms, Hall, New York. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, good yield. Similar: Summer Crookneck. Adaptation: world wide. 1961.

Seneca Butterbar - Breeder and vendor: Robson Seed Farms, Hall, New York. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, distinct fruit type; long cylindrical yellow fruit of zucchini shape; first yellow fruit does not bulb; small seed cavity; smooth skin; high quality even at large size. Adaptation: world wide. 1963.

Seneca Gourmet (XPG778) - Breeder and vendor: Robson Seed Farms. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, vines more open than other zucchini types. Similar: Seneca Zucchini. Adaptation: wide. 1975.

Seneca Prolific - Breeder and vendor: Robson Seed Farms, Hall, New York. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, productive, high quality, smooth skin, small blossom scar. Similar: Early Prolific. Adaptation: world-wide. 1954.

Seneca Supreme - Breeder: Robson Seed Farms. Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: improved hybrid straightneck; precocious yellow, glossy, slow to bulb; bush plant; 45 days. Resistance: precocious gene masks virus infection.

Seneca Zucchini - Breeder and vendor: Robson Seed Farms, Hall, New York. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early, uniform, productive; plants open type; fruits cylindrical; uniform green color. Similar: Storrs Green Hybrid. Adaptation: world wide. 1953.

Sensation (XPH 1713) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: fruit medium dark green, long and slender, compact but open bush. Similar: Senator. 1993.

Shurouq (FMX 109) - Breeder: G. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Parentage: F1 hybrid, Ferry-Morse Seed Company inbreds. Characteristics: excellent vigor bush type, early and prolonged production of light pale gray green, smooth wide stem end, medium short, blocky tear drop narrow type fruit. Similar: Vicotira, Ghada. Adaptation: Middle East. 1985.

Signature (HMX 2701) - Breeder: Clause Tezier. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: zucchini type summer squash with dark green fruit. Resistance: ZYMV, WMV-2, powdery mildew. Adaptation: Mexico and coastal U.S. 2003.

Silver Bell - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Company, Detroit, Michigan. Parentage: selected from Small Banan; a distinct cultivar. Characteristics: fruits small size (3 to 4 pounds), silver gray color and short bell shape; hard shell when ripe; keeper. Adaptation: wide. 1956.

Slender Gem - Breeder and vendor: Burpee Seed Co. Adaptation: U.S. 2003.

Slenderella (NEX 7001) - Breeder and vendor: FMC Corp. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early (52 days), vigorous yellow straightneck; long (7"), slender, straight glossy yellow fruit. Similar: Seneca Prolific Straightneck. Adaptation: southeast United States. 1976.

Slendergold (NCX 306) - Breeder and vendor: Niagara Chemical Division, FMC Corp. Characteristics: hybrid, productive yellow with excellent exterior and interior; slender neck and bulb with subtle crook; superior processed quality. Similar: Dixie. Adaptation: general. American Vegetable Grower, Dec. 1971. 1972.

Small Wonder - Breeder: Hollar Seeds. Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: hybrid spaghetti type; 4" x 5" single serving size; exceptional flavor; orange skin; 70 days.

Smoothie (ACR #4308) - Breeder and vendor: Abbott & Cobb. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, deep lemon yellow, very cylindrical and smooth. Similar: Hybrid Goldbar. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Spaghetti - Breeder and vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash, white fruit turns yellow when mature, keeps well, spaghetti-like flesh. Willhite Catalog, 1994.

Spineless Beauty (NVH 3773) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: medium green hybrid summer squash, spineless. Similar: Ambassador, Classic. 1986.

Staliano Largo (PS 9113) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis-Petoseed. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: Romanesco type, long cylindrical fruit, creamy white with green ridges running the length of the fruit, bush plant. Similar: no cultivar like it. Adaptation: home garden. PVP. 2000.

Star Flower (NVH 3850) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: scallop type hybrid, large, slightly open bush, light green uniform fruit. Similar: Patty Green Tint, Bennings Green Tint. 1981.

Storrs Green Hybrid - Breeder: Connecticut Agric. Expt. Sta., Storrs, Connecticut. Vendor: Petoseed Company, Saticoy, California. Parentage: Caserta and Salerno. Characteristics: fruit cylindrical, dark green plant, single stem, open type. Similar: zucchini types. Adaptation: wide. Connecticut Agric. Expt. Sta. Info. 50. 1954.

Sugar Loaf (OSU D26) - Breeder: J.R.Baggett, Oregon Agric. Exp. Sta. Characteristics: small, short, cylindrical, green-striped on tan, sweet flavor, high dry matter. Similar: Delicata. 1990.

Summer Crookneck 15 - Breeder and vendor: Associated Seed Growers, New Haven, Connecticut. Parentage: Early Yellow Summer Crookneck. Characteristics: smaller, smoother version of Early Yellow Summer Crookneck. Similar: Early Yellow Summer Crookneck. Adaptation: wide. 1957.

Summer Sun (E4227) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early vigorous, upright, open bush; slightly crooked to half crooked yellow fruits, with moderate warting and ribbing. Similar: Butter Pak. Adaptation: wide. 1975.

Sun Drops (NVH 3661) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: yellow, egg shape fruit with flavor similar to crooknecks, small bush with short petioles, spiny and semi-vining, used mostly for home garden. 1986.

Sunbar - Breeder: Jim McFerson. Vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: precocious yellow straightneck, 5-6 inch cylindrical fruit, strong upright plant. Similar: Multipic. 1989.

Sunbrite (NVH 3658) - Breeder: H.Adams. Vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: excellent fruit quality with a stronger neck than Sunrise. Similar: Sunrise. 1989.

Sundance (PSX 7771) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, yellow crookneck with full crook, medium thick neck, small blossom end scar. Similar: Goldneck. 1975.

Sunglo - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid, crookneck, 6.5" to 7", very smooth, yellow fruit, fine blossom scars, fewer spines and stronger neck than similar cultivars, bush plant. Resistance: tolerance to powdery mildew. American Vegetable Grower, December 1998.

Sungreen (PX 4713887) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Garden. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: dark green zucchini with large cylindrical fruit, for fresh market, strong, single stem, open bush, compact plant. Resistance: intermediate to zucchini yellow mosaic virus and watermelon mosaic virus. Similar: Velvia. Adaptation: NAFTA. 2003.

Sunny Delight (PS 42395) - Breeder: Jose Gomez. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, yellow scallop type, semi-bush plant, open plant habit, 75 g fruit weight, 7 days earlier than Sunburst. Similar: Sunburst. Adaptation: home garden, fresh market. 1997.

Sunray (PS 47592) - Breeder: Mark Hutton, Jose Gomez. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: hybrid, precocious yellow straightneck, medium to large size plant, single stem, easy to pick. Resistance: powdery mildew 1. Similar: Goldbar. Adaptation: eastern U.S. 1997.

Sunrise (NVH 3655) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: yellow, crookneck hybrid, medium size, open bush, smooth, bulby fruit with slight-medium crook, thick neck, small seed development. Similar: Dixie, Daytona. 1981.

Super Zuke - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee and Co. 2000.

Superzini (XPH 1212) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid. Similar: Grey Zucchini. 1980.

Suprema (XPH 8102) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: large green, winter squash with a thick rind; unique. 1993.

Sure Thing - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; bears fruit even under cool, cloudy conditions, parthenocarpic; medium-sized fruit; harvest in 48 days. 1999.

Suwannee (SXS 9602) - Breeder: A. Gabert. Vendor: Sunseeds. Characteristics: medium glossy fruit yellow, 5.5 inch x 2 inch, slight crookneck, thick neck, good yield potential, medium size open bush. Adaptation: wide.

Swan White Table Queen - Breeder: Swan Heath Farms and Cattle Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, creamy white acorn squash, 80 days. PVP. 1985.

Sweet Dumpling - Breeder: Johnny's Selected Seed. Characteristics: very sweet, tender orange flesh; suitable for stuffing for single-serving size; small 4" diameter, round flat-topped, teacup shaped fruit with ivory color and dark green stripes like Delicata; stores 3-4 months; medium length vines; 100 days.

Sweet Gourmet - Vendor: Burpee. Characteristics: has excellent field tolerance to disease, late in the harvest season, garden type.

Sweet Nut - Breeder: New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Farmers Seed and Nursery Co. Parentage: Uconn x Early Yellow Prolific or Early Chinese x Olkurb backcrossed to Bush Table Queen. Characteristics: bush, edible seeds, smooth Table Queen type baking squash. Adaptation: wide. New Hampshire Expt. Sta. Bull. 440. 1960.

Sweet Zucchini (PSX 2588) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: large vigorous plants bush very high yielding; fruit are dark green, about 7" long, cylindrical and have a very unusual sweet, nutty flavor, unique, zucchini like. 1992.

Sweet Zuke - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; exceptionally sweet and nutty flavor; heavy yields on bush plants; 48 days to harvest. Burpee Catalog, 1995.

Table Ace (PSX 1A 73) - Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, very productive semi-bush plant which sends out short runners in later stages; acorn type. Adaptation: wide. 1976.

Table Gold - Breeder and vendor: Musser Seed Company. Parentage: Table King x Burpee Golden Zucchini. Characteristics: open pollinated, bright orange mature fruit color; can be used either as a summer squash or a winter squash; has 10 to 20% defective female corollas, bush habit. Similar: Table King Acorn. Adaptation: wide. 1979.

Table King - Breeder: University of Connecticut, Storrs. Vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Parentage: Uconn and Royal Acorn. Characteristics: early maturity, bush habit, regular size fruit with small seed cavity. Similar: Burpees Bush Table Queen. PVP. 1974.

Table Queen - Vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated acorn-shaped winter squash, grooved, smooth rind, dark greenish-black, some turn yellow, medium thick flesh, pale orange, tender, sweet, dry; vigorous vines are heavy producers, for home or market; traditional cultivar. Willhite Catalog, 1994.

Table Queen Ebony - Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: improved Table Queen type with darker skin, more uniform size and shape; high-quality, fine textured, dry and sweet flesh; 80 days. Twilley Catalog, 1992.

Table Queen Mammoth - Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: large fruited acorn type; deep green skin, dark orange flesh; 7 x 5.5"; 80 days. Adaptation: East and South. Twilley Catalog, 1992.

Tala (XPH 1203) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, highly productive Marvella type. Similar: Grey Zucchini. 1980.

Tastetini (ACX 821201) - Breeder and vendor: Abbott & Cobb. Characteristics: medium green, well flecked cylindrical fruit. Similar: Storrs Green, President. 1983.

Tasty Delite (SSQ 9102) - Breeder and vendor: Sakata. Characteristics: flat, round squash with dark green exterior and dark interior. Similar: Home Delite. 1990.

Tay-Belle (XPH 1209) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruit turns black at an early stage of maturity; short vines permit close spacing; winter squash type. Similar: Table Ace. 1980.

Terminator (PS 04724007) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: long, slightly lighter grey zucchini on a very vigorous plant; fruit are a medium green, speckled, medium long and slightly tapered toward the blossom end. Similar: Grey Zucchini. Adaptation: U.S. 2004.

Tigress (HMX 3711) - Breeder: T.Superak. Vendor: Harris. Characteristics: medium green, long cylindrical fruit, high yields. Resistance: watermelon mosaic 2, papaya ring spot, zucchini yellow virus. Similar: Elite. 1994.

Tivoli - Vendor: Sakata. Characteristics: spaghetti squash with bush habit, may develop short lines, 1991 All America Selections winner. Unique, but fruit same as long-vine spaghetti. 1990.

Tlaloc (HMX 8713) - Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: Grey Zucchini type. Resistance: virus, powdery mildew. Adaptation: U.S. 2002.

Topacio (PS 13014266) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: glossy, dark green zucchini type with good fruit length; vigorous plant; fruit length 7-8 inches. Similar: Atlantic Giant. Adaptation: NAFTA, Mexico. 2004.

Trapper (SPH 1215) - Breeder and vendor: Moran Seeds. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, semi-bush acorn winter with rounded ribs; color is uniformly dark. Similar: Table Ace, Table King. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Tuffy - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: tough-shelled acorn winter squash; black-green rind, sweet yellow flesh, 2 lb fruit, well ribbed; averages 5-6 fruit per plant; well suited for fresh market; 90 days. American Vegetable Grower, December 1996.

Turk's Turban (Mexican Hat) - Vendor: Twilley Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated winter squash; bright orange fruit with "button" have red, white and dark green markings; 8"-10" across; good for decorating, baking, stuffing; traditional cultivar. Twilley Catalog, 1989.

Uconn - Breeder: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. Parentage: Early Prolific Straightneck x Vine Acorn or Table Queen. Characteristics: bush plant. Similar: Table Queen. 1950.

Ultra Butternut - Vendor: Liberty Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid butternut-type winter squash; up to 10 lb fruit and 15" long, tan skin; 90 days.

Ultra HP - Breeder: Hollar Seeds. Vendor: Liberty Seeds. Characteristics: strong vine; light tan. Similar: Ultra Butternut.

Unicorn (Exp. 1876) - Breeder and vendor: Moran Seeds. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, semi-bush acorn winter with rounded ribs; color is uniformly dark. Similar: Table Ace, Table King. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

Verdemax (CHY 4007) - Breeder and vendor: ARCO/Dessert Seed. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, dark-green zucchini-type with superior processing and market quality, fruit borne on a medium large open single stemmed plant, fruit are cylindrical, smooth, glossy, and very uniform. Similar: Blackjack. Adaptation: wide. 1983.

Vitoria (HS 10292002) - Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Horticeres. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: long narrow fruit with no bulb at the end; compact semi-vine plant; high yield; light greenish tan with darker green stripes; cylindrical fruit 20 cm long and 5 cm diameter. Similar: Menina Brasilera. Adaptation: Brazil. 2003.

Wafra (XPH 1742) - Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: squash of English Marrow type for middle east, slightly darker, a distinct blossom end scar. Similar: English Marrow. 1994.

Waltham Butternut - Breeder: University of Massachusetts Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: African and New Hampshire Butternut. Characteristics: greater uniformity, shape and color; better flavor. Similar: Butternut. Adaptation: wide. All American Winner. 1970.

Waltham Delite (Waltham 8012) - Breeder: C.Nicklow, University of Massachusetts. Vendor: ARCO Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, similar to Waltham Butternut except at least one week earlier, slightly smaller fruited with excellent storage. Resistance: squash borer. Similar: Waltham Butternut. Adaptation: northeastern United States. 1985.

Whitaker (NY247) - Breeder: Cornell University. Characteristics: summer squash. PVP applied for. 1998.

White Acorn - Breeder and vendor: Dessert Seed Company, El Centro, California. Parentage: Table Queen x White Acorn. Characteristics: flesh and skin white; flesh dry, sweet and thick; vine vigorous and productive. Similar: Table Queen. Adaptation: same regions as Table Queen. 1959.

White Ruffles - Breeder: Goldsmith Seeds. Vendor: Agway Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, open bush, deep scallop fruit; greenish white color. Similar: Bennings Green Tint. Adaptation: wide. 1979.

Wildcat (HMX 0710) - Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: zucchini type; medium green fruit color; fruit straight and cylindrical; high plant vigor. Resistance: powdery mildew, PRSV, ZYMV. Adaptation: eastern U.S. 2003.

Yankee Hybrid - Breeder: Connecticut Agric. Expt. Sta., New Haven, Connecticut. Parentage: Early Prolific Straightneck x Connecticut Straightneck. Characteristics: early. Similar: Early Prolific Straightneck. Adaptation: wide. Connecticut Agric. Expt. Sta. Circ. 152. 1942.

Yellow Acorn - Breeder and vendor: Dessert Seed Company, El Centro, California. Parentage: Table Queen x White Scallop. Characteristics: skin bright yellow; good quality, orange yellow flesh; productive. Similar: Table Queen. 1959.

Yellow Bush Scallop - Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: scallop-shaped with bright yellow color; use immature for mini vegetable; 50 days.

Yellow Magic (81-2260) - Breeder and vendor: Musser. Characteristics: early, high yield, smooth skin, medium small plants. 1984.

Yellow Pear (PS 4718347) - Breeder: Jim Waltrip. Vendor: Seminis-Petoseed. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: strong plant, bright yellow pear shaped fruit, summer squash. Similar: New. Adaptation: home garden. 2000.

Zahra - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: middleastern "cousa" type summer squash; pale green; for stuffing.

Zebra Zuke - Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; alternating stripes of pale mottled green and black-green; 54 days to harvest. 1999.

Zenith - Breeder: J.Hollar. Vendor: Hollar and Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, uniform butternut-type fruit; smaller than Waltham with quality flesh. Similar: Butternut Ponca. 1985.

Zephr - Breeder and vendor: Johnny's Selected Seeds. Characteristics: precocious yellow bicolored, hybrid summer squash; high yielding, open plant, good taste; 54 days. American Vegetable Grower, December 1998.

Zish (NCX 7104) - Breeder and vendor: FMC Corp. Parentage: F1 hybrid, female Conzini, male a proprietary inbred. Characteristics: dense, vigorous productive bush, dark green, ribbed and slightly bulbous fruits for fresh market use. Resistance: none. Similar: Dark Green Zucchini. Adaptation: southern California, Mexico. 1975.

Zucchini Elite (Z16) - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, fruits long, straight, medium green; early, open prolific bush. Similar: Zucchini Hybrid. Adaptation: squash growing areas of the United States and Canada.

Zuch Long (E8272) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, zucchini type, open bush, long petioles, deeply cut leaves with heavy silvering; fruit long, shiny black-green with light amount of fine specking; excellent processor potential due to fruit length and ability to hold girth as fruit lengthen. Similar: Aristocrat. Adaptation: California. 1980.

Zukit - Breeder and vendor: Zeraim Gedera. Characteristics: hybrid zucchini; dark green, shiny fruit; concentrated yield; open, compact plant.

 

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