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E02-004
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Basic Collection Information and Status
 
Squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma sororia, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   Nayarit, Mexico (latitude: 22°; altitude: 2,600 ft / 800 m)
Collection Year   1984
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Nayarit Wild CushawEA041
"Coyote Breasts." Produces a small, 5 inch pear shaped green fruits. This variety is from Nayarit, Mexico and is one of NS/S farthest south collections. Will cross with domesticated cushaw squash (C. argyrosperma).
 
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
 
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Photographs
 
The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
E02-004 CF12 Fr3E02-004 1984 SE02-004 CF12 Fr2E02-004 CF12 P1E02-004 CF12 P3E02-004 CF12 P2
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Characterization and Evaluation
 
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
Squash IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Wild squash species can still be found throughout the Americas. Archaeologists have determined cushaw squashes were originally domesticated in central Mexico at least 5,000 years ago.In spring after soil warms, or with summer rains, sow a few seeds 1" deep in basins 3-6' apart, allowing room for lengthy vine growth.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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