Information for Cucurbita foetidissima

Approximately 23.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Cucurbita foetidissima - 100  seeds for 22 Euros
Cucurbita foetidissima - 1000  seeds for 137 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 32706
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: bright YELLOW to 10cm. dia.
Fruit: CREAM, GREEN, -10cm. dia. ~glob..dried for rattles
Foliage: GREY-GREEN, to 15x30cm. trowel sh. (large root)
Height in meters: trailing

Synonyms (alternative names) for Cucurbita foetidissima: Cucurbita perennis, 

Common names for Cucurbita foetidissima: (folk: fruit pulp for hair-wash (saponins)),  Buffalo Gourd,  Calabacilla Amarga,  Calabazilla,  Chilicote,  Desert Gourd,  Missouri Gourd,  Mock Orange,  Prairie Gourd,  Wild Gourd, 

Cucurbita foetidissima is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
19:   Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
39:   Climbing Plant Seeds
45:   Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
62:   Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
76:   Californian Native Plant Seed List
83:   Vegetable Seed List
161:   Edible Flowers
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
331:  Cucurbitaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Cucurbita foetidissima seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days. Sow seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25C.

Sow on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)

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