The Main Plant entry for Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins (Cucurbita)

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun

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Location: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Date: 2009-10-28
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-11
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-08-02
squash bees (Peponapis pruinosa) #Pollination
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-10-08
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-10-09
Photo by treehugger
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
this big beauty is actually growing through our fence.

Date: 2017-10-02
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-10
So large and so early...planted from seeds...by our squirrels!
Location: Fruit & veg sho
Date: 2018-06-09
Location: Maine
Date: 2022-10-09
butternut squash, pumpkin Polar Bear, Howden, Connecticut Field a

Date: 2020-09-25
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-11-18
Fall Color
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-03
these are courtesy of our squirrel "gardeners"
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-11
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-08-18
Summer squashes.
Location:  Indiana  zone 5
Date: 2014-09-03
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Melrose, FL
Date: 2020-10-15
Opo, Upu, Long Squash?

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2015-08-26
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
Gourd House
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2012-10-03

Date: 2014-10-08
Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2006-09-02
pumpkin
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-03
just beginning to grow
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-08
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-08-03

Date: 2017-10-02

Date: 2016-09-23
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-07-26

Date: 2014-11-10
Location: Davisburg, Michigan
Date: 2020-08-18
Pumpkins on a trellis (bad idea)
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-10-09

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2015-10-05
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-21
Two flower buds and nice leaves--courtesy of our squirrel gardene

Date: 2014-10-08
Location: My house
Date: 2013-01-28

Date: 2014-10-08

Date: 2014-10-08

Date: 2014-10-08

Date: 2014-10-08

Date: 2019-10-07
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-10
already orange in August, these are from seeds, "planted" by our
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-12
An assortment of summer squash.

Date: 2014-11-10
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-17
Striped and yellow squashes.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-06-13
A bunch of young Summer squash plants.

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2017-10-09

Date: 2015-10-12

Date: 2015-10-12

Date: 2016-10-03

Date: 2016-09-23

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2015-10-05
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2016-04-11
My 1st bloom.

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2015-10-05

Date: 2014-12-01

Date: 2014-12-01
Location: my mulch pile
Date: 2014-12-27

Date: 2014-10-08
Location: At home
Date: 2013-01-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-03
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-09-08
snake gourd
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-09-08
snake gourd
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-09-08
snake gourd
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-09-08
snake gourd
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-10-23
A pumpkin patch near Chatham, Il.

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2014-11-10
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-02
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-23
Assorment of Summer Squash.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-28
Summer squashes.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-05

Date: 2015-10-12
Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2016-11-19

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2017-10-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-11-21
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022

Date: 2015-10-12

Date: 2015-10-12

Date: 2015-10-12

Date: 2016-10-03

Date: 2016-10-03

Date: 2016-09-23
Location:  Indiana  zone 5
Date: 2011-09-03
Location:  Indiana  zone 5
Date: 2011-09-09

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2014-10-15

Date: 2014-10-15
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2015-07-02
Many Summer Squash plants.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-10-09

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2014-11-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-16

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2014-11-10

Date: 2014-11-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-31
An Acorn squash

Date: 2015-10-05
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Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 16, 2015 3:44 PM concerning plant:
    90% of the pumpkins grown in the United States are grown within a 90 mile radius of Peoria in central Illinois.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 23, 2013 12:01 AM concerning plant:
    "Cucurbita is a genus in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae first cultivated in the Andes and Mesoamerica and now used in many parts of the world. It includes species grown for their fruit and edible seeds (the squashes, pumpkins and marrows, and the chilacayote), as well as some species grown only as gourds. These gourds (and other squashes) come in many colors, including blue, orange, yellow, red, and green. They have bicollateral vascular bundles. Many North and Central American species are visited by specialist pollinators in the apid group Eucerini, especially the genera Peponapis and Xenoglossa, and these bees can be very important for fruit set.

    Cucurbita species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including cabbage moths, Hypercompe indecisa, and turnip moths. Cucurbitin is found in Cucurbita seeds."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

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