Ever wondered why we cut big toothy grins in hollowed-out orange pumpkins? It goes right back to pagan times, pre-dating the birth of Christ: there was a…
Cucurbita genus (Marrow). There are around 25 species of succulent annuals or perennials from Tropical America in this genus. They have trailing stems and rough, triangular-green leaves, which are lobed. Clusters of bell-shaped, single flowers are orange-yellow and large.
Annuals or Perennials, Succulents
Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in mid autumn. Fairly easy to grow.
Aphids, slugs and cucumber beetles.
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