Cushaw Pumpkin, Winter Squash 'Batopilas'

Cucurbita mixta

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: mixta (MIKS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Batopilas
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Type:

Cushaw (winter)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:

Striped

Size:

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 13, 2009, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Baker Creek: "Large attractive fruit are green and white-striped, or green with green stripes. A native cushaw-type that is bell-shaped and quite prolific. Collected at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon in the Sierra Tarahumara."

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