Zucchini is a plant that grows up to 1m high and 80cm in width. Botanically it is called Cucurbita pepo and its seeds are best sown in spring. The fruit should be picked when they are 7 to 10cm long and still tender.
The zucchini plant requires full sun along with plenty of water. The plants depending on variety should be spaced accordingly, bushy varieties 1m apart while trailing varieties 2m apart.