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Cucurbita Pepo

Botanical Name:

Cucurbita pepo

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
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, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Annual, Edible, Ground Cover, Vegetable, Vine, Herb

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

5-parted yellow flowers. Monecious, with separate male and female flowers on the same plant.

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 have edible flesh and some are too hard or insipid to eat, though the seeds of all are edible. Has a harder, thicker stem compared to other species.

Taxonomy

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Cucurbita

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