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PlantFiles: Ornamental Gourd, Field Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera 'Pineapple'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo var. ovifera
Cultivar: Pineapple
Additional cultivar information: (aka Early Pineapple, White Pineapple, White Turban)
Registered or introduced: 1884

Category:
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Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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Danger:
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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)

Patent Information:
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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

An 8 inch white turban shaped cultivar. It was listed in Burpee's 1888 catalog as a winter squash with very thick creamy white flesh, having a decided coconut flavor. Today it is used mostly for decorative purpose and sold as a gourd.



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