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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Rond de Nice'

Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Rond de Nice'

Common name: squash

also known as (autumn squash, great pumpkin, Winter Squash, red gourd, squash)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Rond de Nice'
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at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

climber, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Rond de Nice'"

These tasty little round zucchinis have been favorites for generations in French farmers markets. Because 'Rond de Nice's skins and tender flesh bruise easily, they are poor candidates for our supermarkets, but are easily grown by home gardeners. Harvest pretty 'Rond de Nice' as babies, when just several inches in diameter, or grow them up to 3 to 4 inches. Serve the babies steamed or sauteed with other vegetables or stuff the larger ones to bake and serve for great summer meals. Frequent harvesting keeps plants producing tasty new fruits instead of maturing fat, tough, huge ones. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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