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PlantFiles: Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo 'Oz'

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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: Oz
Hybridized by T.Superak; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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Type:
Pumpkin (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:
Orange

Size:
4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)

Habit:
Semi-bush

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:
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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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1991 introduction from Harris Moran. A semi-bush plant with the precocious yellow gene enabling the fruit to color to bright orange very early. (105 day) fruit are 4-5 lbs with strong handlesand a smooth surface. Ideal for painting.

Regional...

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

Parsippany, New Jersey
Nevada, Texas



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