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Cucurbita moschata 'Metro PMR'

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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: Metro PMR

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

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:
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Mature Skin Color:
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Size:
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Habit:
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Disease Resistance:
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Seed Type:
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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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive KDboodo On May 23, 2014, KDboodo from Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Living in Texas, sudden weather changes in the spring and super hot summers cause many problems in the garden. Despite this, the Metro PMR does very well in my garden, even in large pots! I train mine onto the chain link fence.

True to its claim it seems to have very good powdery mildew resistance as there is none on it yet (although most of the other squashes in the garden have at least some).

Cannot wait to taste test and post the results on eating quality once these are harvestable.

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

A powdery mildew resistant semi-bush hybrid. Fruits are 21/2 - 3 lbs and mature in 105 days.

Regional...

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

Roswell, Georgia
Irving, Texas



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