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Cucurbita (Edible Wild Squash)

Malabar Gourd, Fig Leafed Squash and Butternut Squash are annual to semiperennial sprawling or climbing vines within the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae) and native of Southern USA and Latin America, where they have been cultivated for hundreds of years for theri edible flesh. They are very vigorous and fast growing annuals with fig-like to cordate leaves, rich yellow flowers and melon-like, quite large, oval fruits. The fruits can be stored for a very long time, and the white flesh (Cucurbita ficifolia) respectively orange flesh (Cucurbita moschata) is cooked or baked and served as a side-dish. As most wild squashes they are easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun.
Sow flat preferably from end of March to mid April in any rich, well drained soil, three seeds per pot. Keep pots in a sunny and constantly warm spot inside, e.g. on a window sill, in a heated greenhouse or in the wintergarden. Transplant seedlings to the open garden as soon as temperatures will stay above 10°C at night in late spring to early summer.
7 seeds per package.
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Cucurbita ficifolia (Fig Leafed Squash)

Cucurbita ficifolia (Fig Leafed Squash)

2 (4)m, Fig Leafed Squash is an annual crawling vine with fig tree like leaves, intense yellow flowers and melon-like, quite large, edible fruits with a fresh green skin and white freckles. The outer white flesh is cooked or baked and served as a side-dish. In Spain the inner white string like flesh is used to make a sweet called "Cabella de Angel" (Angel's Hair). Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun with precultivation in pots in late spring at some 20°C. VI-VII.
7 seeds per package.

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