Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Zapalo Plomo'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Zapalo Plomo
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Type:

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Gray

Size:

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 31, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Rupp, "Zapalo Plomo is an ancient variety thought to be the inspiration for topaz colored jewelry among early Indian people. Zapalo Plomo has good eating quality to go along with an ornamental appearance." A 100 day ,10 lb, grey rind cultivar.