Ornamental Gourd, Field Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera 'Brazilian Sugar Gourd'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo var. ovifera
Cultivar: Brazilian Sugar Gourd
Registered or introduced: 1885

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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On Sep 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 6 x 5 inch, slightly ribbed, warty, orange fruit with yellow flesh.