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Cucurbita ficifolia

Common Name(s): Black seed squash
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 40 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=70° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.4 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown in temperate highlands at elevations up to 2000 m.
Pythium, Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Genetic - genes, Environ. - graftstock, Food - fruit, Animal Food - forage
Subtropical, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Central America, Northern South America

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