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.

Cushaw Squash for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

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?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

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:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
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 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

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

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

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow

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 argyrosperma

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