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E01-045
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Basic Collection Information and Status
 
Squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma cyanoperizona, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   Hidalgo, Mexico (latitude: 21°; altitude: 5,200 ft / 1,600 m)
Collection Year   1985
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Silver EdgedEA015
Grown for the tasty seeds, which are large and white with a silver edge. Seeds are roasted for pepitas or used in pipian sauce.
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Collection Site
 
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Photographs
 
The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
E01-045 CF04 Fr01E01-045 CF04 FlE01-045 CF04 Fr02E01-045 CF04 Fr03E01-045 CF04 Fr05E01-045 CF04 Fr06E01-045 CF04 Fr08E01-045 CF04 Fr07E01-045 CF04 LE01-045 CF04 Fr10E01-045 CF04 PE01-045 CF04 S2
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Characterization and Evaluation
 
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
).
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
blossom-end fruit shapeDepressedlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.2.6: 1)
fruit shapeFlattenedlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.3: 2)
habitProstratelot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.1.1: 7)
leaf hairsLowlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.1.11/6.1.12: 3)
leaf spotsLight greenlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.1.8: 1)
peduncleHard and flaredlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.2: 2)
ribsAbsentlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.4: 0)
seed coat colorWhitelot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.3.4: 1)
seed marginThick and uniformlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.3.5: 3)
seed margin colorGraylot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.3.6: 6)
seed surfaceSmoothlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.3.2: 1)
skin colorWhite/greenlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.5: white/2)
skin patternStripedlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.7: 3)
skin textureSmoothlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.8: 1)
tendrilsPresentlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.1.5: *)
Squash IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Squash fruits vary in shape, color and flavor. Flowers, seeds and growing tips of vines are all edible. All fruits can be eaten when small and immature as summer squash, and mature as winter squash.In spring after soil warms, or with summer rains, sow a few seeds 1" deep in basins 3-6' apart, allowing room for abundant vine growth. Squash likes soil rich in compost.An insect-pollinated annual, varieties of the same species will cross. Allow fruits to ripen and mature on the vine until skin is hard and stem brown. After harvesting, fruit needs to after-ripen for 30 days in cool location. Remove seeds, wash and dry before storage.
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