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Cucurbita Genus

Marrow

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Succulents

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Culinary, ornamental.

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in mid autumn. Fairly easy to grow.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, slugs and cucumber beetles.

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