A Complex disease on Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) reported from Tripura, India

Author(s): Amar Bahadur

The Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) crop probably cultivated in the United States in California, fruits are green cylindrical immature squash harvested for edible and typically called "zucchini" as cultivated in northern Italy. Zucchini is a favorite of home gardeners for good prolific, easy to grow and the fruits taste. All zucchini are squash but no all squash are zucchini. The squash plant species are known as gourd family, which is divided into winter and summer squash. Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) plants are typically bushy, leaves are palmately lobed, stems and leaves have small spiny trichomes, belongs to family Cucurbitaceae, crop called summer squash, it’s one of the most common vegetable crop growing in the home garden and their fruits known as pepo. Species of the cultivar called the "Pepo Pumpkin" (Cucurbita pepo). Zucchini are low food energy approximately in 100g zucchini of raw summer squash 16 calories, 3.4g carbohydrates, 1.1g fiber, 0.2g fat, 1.2g protein, 2.2g sugars, and 95g water. It has 12% of Riboflavin, 17% of Vitamin B6 and 20% of Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent. The potassium in zucchini also helps to lower blood pressure, and its manganese helps the body produce collagen, which allows for healthy skin. Plants are susceptible to a wide variety of diseases.