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PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Yugoslavian Finger Fruit'

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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: Yugoslavian Finger Fruit

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Type:
Acorn (winter)

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

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

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:
Cream
Medium Green

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)
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
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

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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral 3wer4c On Jun 15, 2011, 3wer4c from Leetonia, OH wrote:

These plants produced well but the fruit rotted soon after picking. Did not taste very good either.

Positive chicochi3 On Jul 14, 2008, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is an excellent grower that is a good tasting summer squash. I pick mine at about 4-5 inches across the widest part and use it any place that I would use zucchini or patty pan squash.

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

Great as an ornamental, but also good for use as a summer squash when the fruits are small.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A most unique and unusual squash! Large, fluted, acorn-type fruits have ten finger-like ribs, that come to points at the end of each squash. Cream colored. An excellent ornamental type for fall decoration and marketing. Introduced as "Pineapple" in 1885 by James J.H. Gregory's Retail Catalogue, who said "A peculiar, striking-looking variety...Very fine grained and smooth to the taste.

Regional...

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Dayton, Ohio
Leetonia, Ohio



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