Cucurbita pepo var. pepo
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Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

field pumpkin
Lady Godiva pumpkin

  family cucurbitaceae 
  genus cucurbita 

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Genus  Cucurbita Species  pepo Variety  pepo Cultivar  Common names  field pumpkin   Lady Godiva pumpkin Family  CUCURBITACEAE Specimen number  S12041 Data source  UnVeg p317
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Cucurbita pepo var. pepo likes full sun to partial shade.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a nutty flavor. The list of beneficial vitamins and minerals found in Cucurbita pepo var. pepo is impressive; notably calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus are all present. See the full list of nutritional values for more. Lady Godiva pumpkin (sometimes called field pumpkin) is most often used dried.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Sprawling Crop spacing  3' - 5' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  Jul 01 - Jul 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Partially hardy Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  110 to 115 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Dried Nutritional value  Calcium   Iron   Magnesium   Phosphorus   Zinc   Protein Edible parts  Seeds Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a nutty flavor
Horticulture notes  The best month for planting is July. Typical crop spacing is 3'. It requires warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 110 to 115 days. Cucurbita pepo var. pepo is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cucurbita pepo var. pepo has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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