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Squash, Summer Zucchini Limelight Hybrid

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Zucchini that's just as refreshing as it looks.

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This ravishing new zucchini is a feast for the eyes and palate. The novel beauty of the luminous creamy light green color is matched by the creamy, rich, refreshing taste. Limelight's early maturing 8" yellow-green fruits come dressed to impress, garlanded by deep green foliage gracefully mottled in silver. A must for zucchini lovers.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

50 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

2-8 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48-60 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

20-25 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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How to Sow

  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
  • Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
  • Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Squash plants are “dioecious” having both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest & Preserving

  • Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
  • To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
  • Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.
Days To Maturity
50 days
Fruit Size
2-8 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
48-60 inches
Height
20-25 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
36 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Squash, Summer Zucchini Limelight Hybrid is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It did not grow This seed I bought it and it did not grow, I have not had one plant that sprout
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tasty! This zucchini was so different, and a nice change to regular dark green zucchini. All of our friends wanted to try it too. We'll be growing this again in our garden this year!
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Limelight Zucchini This morning I picked the first ripe Limelight. I cut up in small pieces and pan fried with olive oil and small dab of Smart Balance. A dash of sea salt before I devoured it. WOW delicious!
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for slicing and baking This bright creamy squash sparkled in my summer veggie stir-fry. The 2” diameter fruits were perfect for slicing and baking, along with fried giant yellow squash blossoms that this plant produces.
Date published: 2011-02-04
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