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Cucurbita

Botanical Name:

Cucurbita

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Vine, Annual, Edible, Vegetable

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Large yellow or white flowers with five petals. Most often monoecious, though some species are diecious.

Fruit

A type of berry called a pepo that has a hard rind. Fruits may be long or round, large or small, smooth or warty. Some species and cultivars are edible and some are not; among the edible ones, both fruit and seeds are edible.

Taxonomy

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Cucurbita

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