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Cucurbita pepo Big Red California Sugar

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 30806

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cucurbita pepo Big Red California Sugar is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Fruit: 1-2kg., deep ORANGE, slightly ridged, good for pie
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Common names for Cucurbita pepo Big Red California Sugar:

Rastrojo Squash, prov.Ecuador, 


Cucurbita pepo Big Red California Sugar is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

39:   Climbing Plant Seeds
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
54:   Ecuadorean Native and Introduced Plants
83:   Vegetable Seed List
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
331:  Cucurbitaceae
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Cucurbita pepo Big Red California Sugar

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

Sow Cucurbita pepo Big Red California Sugar 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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