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Cucurbita foetidissima

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 32706

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cucurbita foetidissima is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: bright YELLOW to 10cm. dia.
Fruit: CREAM, GREEN, -10cm. dia. ~glob..dried for rattles
Foliage: GREY-GREEN, to 15x30cm. trowel sh. (large root)
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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
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
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
Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
331:  Cucurbitaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Cucurbita foetidissima

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

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

Sow Cucurbita foetidissima seeds 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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