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Cucurbita metuliferus

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 406733

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cucurbita metuliferus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - annual
Fruit: GREEN maturing BURNT ORANGE, oval
Foliage: (sorbets,fruit salad)
Height, in meters: 0
Height, in feet: 0.00
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Common names for Cucurbita metuliferus:

Concombre Porte-Corne,  Concombre porte-corne,  Horned Cucumber,  Metulon, 


Cucurbita metuliferus is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

39:   Climbing Plant Seeds
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
83:   Vegetable Seed List
113:   East African Native Plant 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.
331:  Cucurbitaceae


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Germination guide for Cucurbita metuliferus

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

Sow Cucurbita metuliferus 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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