Cushaw Squash growing herbaceous vine of the genus Cucurbita also known as Cushaw pumpkin, Cushaw Squash annual plant and also can be used as fruit ornamental, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+
Leaves color green in round or heart shape with five lobes.
Flower edible color yellow, there is female and male flowers, female bigger than male flower.
Cushaw Squash fruits
Fruits color white, green, yellow or yellow with green stripes that create like zebra pattern, bottle, round, oval or round-top, weight can be 2-10 Kg and size 15-50 cm.
Seeds are white and edible after cooking eat or sauce.
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Requirements for Cushaw Squash growing and care:
Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, sometime need trellising, well-drained soil, slightly acid
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles
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:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five petals, there are female and male flowers
Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand poination
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Cushaw Squash fruits?
Cooked, baked, grilled, stir fry
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?
120-180 days (3-5 month)
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
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
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising
Do the seeds require burying?