Cucurbita moschate

CUCURBITACEAE

Pumpkin

Vine Sow: Plant direct into soil mounds
Grow: mulch to keep weeds down and water well. Feed every 3 weeks. Allow vines to die before picking, leave 5cm of stem on plant to store longer.
Pollination: X poll. both male & female on same plant Crosses with Cucurbita
Seed Saving: Allow a few weeks after picking for seeds to mature inside fruit. Wash then dry seeds.
Uses: Shoots and small leaves can be eaten once cooked (best to remove hairs first) Flowers can be used in salads.

 


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