Ambercup squash growing herbaceous of the genus Cucurbita and also known as Amber cup squash, Ambercup squash annual plant grows as creeping vine, also used as ornamental fruit, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+,

Flower color is yellow, there are female and male flower.

Ambercup squash fruit

Fruit color orange from inside and outside, are round-top shape; the weight is 0.8-1.2 kg. The size 10-16 cm, seeds are white and edible after cooking

Ambercup squash for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for growing and care:

Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, sometime need trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
No need. But possible all the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them

Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water

Water requirement:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, there are female and male flowers

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Ambercup squash fruits?
Cooked, grilled, stir fry, roasted, staffed

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-6 month

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm from the top

Conditions for seeds germinate:
moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Scientific name:

Cucurbita maxima

 

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