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Cucurbita foetidissima

Common Name(s): Buffalo gourd; Missouri gourd
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=35° (C)    Opt.Max=30° (C)
Opt.Min=20° (C)    Abs.Min=5° (C)
Precipitation: 12 to 105 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -29° (C)
Soil pH: 7 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Classified as underexploited crop. Wild growth in marginal lands of southwestern US.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Food - protein, Food - starch, Animal Food - fodder, Food - oil/fat, Fuel - petroleum sub.
Tropical-wet and dry, dry climate, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
North America
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