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Cucurbita pepo 'Cream of the Crop'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cream of the Crop

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Type:
Acorn (winter)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Mature Skin Color:
Cream

Size:
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gardengarsone On Apr 25, 2004, gardengarsone from Portage, IN wrote:

we have grown this one for several years and the taste cant be beat,allthough we have lost our place for seed for this w/gourneys and burpees seems that as farmland goes to duplexes and apartments the catalogs have less and less. i would recomend this to anyone that is not crazy of squash the flavor and texture is better

Regional...

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

Ishpeming, Michigan



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