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Cucurbita maxima

Description
Life formvinePhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, fruits & nuts, vegetables, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2030938Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010004502700Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude10-2050Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle80140
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
medicinaldigestive system applicationsseeds
environmentalagroforestryentire plant