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Botanical name: Cucurbita argyrosperma Huber Family: Cucurbitaceae Common names. English: cushaw (United States); Spanish: calabaza, calabaza pinta. Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) Kabocha ARJUNA. Kabocha type pumpkin also used in Central America as “calabaza” [ ] Read more. Domestication History of the Squash Plant (Cucurbita spp) . This was a subspecies of Cucurbita pepo called Cucurbita pepo ovifera and its.

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Food and Agriculture Organization. It was introduced by James Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts incalabaaza was probably originally brought to New England from South America in the eighteenth century. According to archaeological recordings, C.

Mixed colors of green, orange, yellow and white with most having a unique daisy pattern look on the stem end. Cultivar selections have been made that produce orange, green or grey fruits.

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Fruit bell-shaped to almost cylindrical. Cucurbita pepo ‘Dancing Gourd’.

The seeds are a good source of protein calabazz oil, and their industrial preparation and marketing should be investigated. The gene banks with the greatest representation of C.

Introducing varieties present in other areas, such as C. Retrieved November 23, The New Food Lover’s Companion 3rd ed. However, the early origins of C.

There is a wide diversity of such characteristics which can be used to produce superior varieties. Delightful mix of egg-shaped gourds, great for holiday displays. These small, orange-and-green colored gourds have slender necks and a club shape similiar to the common Spoon Gourd.

They have a very small calyx and sepals that are more often foliaceous than in the males, measure up to 7. Fruit oval, tapering to curved necks at both ends, with a very hard rind and white seeds.


Bailey, C digitata A. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. The high fiber content aids proper digestion. The ripe fruit is occasionally used to prepare sweets although it is used most frequently as feed for livestock and poultry.

Burr’s Field and Garden Vegetables of America, Cucurbita pepo ‘Beirut’, Cucurbita pepo ‘Sihi Lavan’.

Pumpkin Seed ‘Jack Be Little’. Illinois farmer Sarah Frey is called “the Pumpkin Queen of America” and sells around five million pumpkins annually, predominantly for use as lanterns. The cream colored fruit most closely resemble a very large Crown of Thorns gourd.

Cucurbita pepo ‘Sweet Lightning’. Retrieved November 28, A Reference Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists 5th ed. The record for the world’s heaviest pumpkin, 1, Colors range through cream, yellow, orange and green, some striped. The reasons for the sparse world distribution of this species are not known; although the situation is not surprising, given the low quality of the fruit’s flesh compared with that of C.

It was selected for better fruit shape from the heirloom cultivar ‘Canada Crookneck’ and introduced by the Breck Seed Company in Wikiquote has quotations related to: Catapultstrebuchetsballistas and air cannons are the most common mechanisms. Gregory’s Retail Catalogue, who said “A peculiar, striking-looking variety Fruit oval to pyriform, tapering quickly at the apex and gradually towards the base, with white seeds”.

This characteristic apparently was important to Native Americans, for it has been suggested Kay et al. The seeds are the most important product, chiefly because of their oil 39 percent and protein content 44 percentand their consumption in urban areas of Mexico and other countries of Central America is fairly common.


The fruit is short or long and piriform, straight or curved in the thinnest part and 11 to 50 cm long. It has a hard rind which is smooth to slightly ribbed, and is white with longitudinal green reticulate stripes or completely white.

This unique heirloom used to be popular with school children in years gone by, kids would bring ’em to play with.

Calabaza (Variety Cucurbita pepo pepo) ·

All the sizes have a winged bulb that is approximately 2. Cucurbita pepo vegetable marrow group Photographs from Laboratorio de Calabazas.

Like the previous group, the zucchini group has a strong affinity with the vegetable marrow and its origin cwlabaza also recent nineteenth century. Flattened oval, with white to yellow with dark green stripes. Raw materials Buffalo gourd oil Pumpkin seed oil Squash blossoms. The fruit of this group is grown to be eaten when ripe and sometimes is used as fodder. However, in contrast to other species, this diversity does not represent an important source of genes resistant to pests and diseases, since C.

Pumpkin / Calabaza

Retrieved from ” https: Berlandier in southern Texas. Goblin Eggs Mix Gourds are uniform size; fast to mature. Bailey, with which crossings only produced fruit without viable pdpo. Retrieved September 8, The debate about the relationship of C.