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Basic Collection Information and Status
Squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   Veracruz, Mexico (latitude: 20°; altitude: 4,600 ft / 1,400 m)
Collection Year   1984
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Veracruz PepitaEA020
Round flattened fruits are white with green stripes. The long narrow seeds are toasted or ground for pipian sauces. From Veracruz, southern Mexico.
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Collection Site
The circle in the map below shows the area where this accession was collected (why isn't the precise locality shown
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
E01-039 CF10 Fr7E01-039 CF10 Fr1E01-039 CF10 Fr2E01-039 CF10 Fr3E01-039 CF10 Fr4E01-039 CF10 Fr5E01-039 CF10 Fr6E01-039 CF10 Fr8E01-039 CF10 Fr9E01-039 CF10 Fr10E01-039 CF10 Fr11E01-039 CF10 Fr12E01-039 CF10 LE01-039 CF10 L1E01-039 CF10 L2E01-039 CF10 L3E01-039 CF10 P1E01-039 CF10 P2E01-039 CF10 P3E01-039 CF10 P4E01-039 MN28744 SE01-039 Wentworth 98 FrE01-039 Fr
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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)
seed coat colorTanlot: CF '00 (Bioversity 6.3.4: 2)
seed marginThin and irregularlot: CF '00 (Bioversity 6.3.5: 2)
seed margin colorOrangelot: CF '00 (Bioversity 6.3.6: 4)
seed surfaceWrinkledlot: CF '00 (Bioversity 6.3.2: 2)
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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