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Basic Collection Information and Status
Squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Tohono O'odham
Collection Site   Arizona, United States (latitude: 32°; altitude: 1,900 ft / 600 m)
Collection Year   1980
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Tohono O'odham 'Ha:l'EA014
A short-season crop and very heat tolerant. Prized for the immature fruits, “Ha:l mamat”. Mature fruits have light orange flesh and will store well.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
E01-018 CF04 FlE01-018 CF04 Fr1E01-018 CF04 Fr3E01-018 CF04 Fr5E01-018 CF04 Fr6E01-018 CF04 Fr7E01-018 CF04 lE01-018 CF04 PE01-018 CF04 S1E01-018 CF05 Fl1E01-018 CF05 Fr1E01-018 CF05 Fr2E01-018 CF05 L1E01-018 CF05 SE01-018 CF14 Fr, Fl1E01-018 CF14 Fr, Fl2E01-018 CF14 Fr1E01-018 CF14 Fr2E01-018 CF14 Fr3E01-018 CF14 Fr4E01-018 CF14 Fr5
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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)
days to 50% flower95lot: CF' 09
days to first flower81lot: CF' 09
fruit shapePyriformlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.3: 7)
habitProstratelot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.1.1: 7)
leaf hairsLowlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.1.11/6.1.12: 3)
leaf spotsAbsentlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 6.1.8: 0)
noteGrasshoppers stripped leaveslot: CF' 09
peduncleNot flared, enlarged by soft corklot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.2: 4)
ribsAbsentlot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.4: 0)
seed coat colorTanlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.3.4: 2)
seed marginThin and uniformlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.3.5: 1)
seed margin colorOrangelot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.3.6: 4)
seed surfaceSlightly pittedlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.3.2: 3)
skin colorCream-yellow/green, green-yellow/green plus orangelot: CF '04 (Bioversity 4.2.5: 4-5/2,4-5/2+6)
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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