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Cucurbita moschata 'Upper Ground Sweet Potato'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Upper Ground Sweet Potato

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Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days
111 to 120 days

Mature Skin Color:
Yellow
Orange

Size:
12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
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Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive NicoleC On Jul 15, 2013, NicoleC from Madison, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

Old Southern US cheese type squash variety. Produces large, heavy tan to yellowish-orange fruits with a reputation for yielding in harsh conditions and depleted soils. The leaves are large and silver-striped, the blossoms 4-6" wide and the plant has robust stems. Likes to climb and will rapidly overgrow and shade out nearby plants if left to its own devices.

Undisturbed by squash bugs, squash vine borer and pickleworm. Despite a very wet year, no fungus problems and no disease. Harvest from a single plant was 5 fruits: 43 lb., 35 lb., 23 lb. and 4 in the 10-15 lb. range. If you've got the room and the long growing season needed, this is one tough variety. The flesh is nice and thick and not stringy even at large sizes.

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Madison, Alabama



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