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PlantFiles: Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Turk's Turban'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Turk's Turban
Additional cultivar information: (aka American Turban)
Registered or introduced: 1869

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Type:
Buttercup (winter)

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

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

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Multi-colored

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

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral berrygirl On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Forms a distinctive cap or turban. Fruits grow 8-12" in diameter and up to 5 lbs. Durable if not bruised. Fair table quality. Great decorative squash for fall displays. a standard in American roadside markets. 80-100 days.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This squash is edible (not very good) but its primary function is as a fall decoration. It is about the size and shape of a buttercup, but with a more pronounced blossom end protrusion. This unique shape is further enhanced by the multi- colored shell. In seed catalogs it is usually listed with the gourds but it really is a squash.

Regional...

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

Ijamsville, Maryland
Fowlerville, Michigan
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Radford, Virginia
Concrete, Washington



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