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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Illinios'

Botanical name: Cucurbita mixta 'Illinios'

Common name: winter squash

also known as (white crookneck pumpkin)

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Photo credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Illinios'

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Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Illinios'"

Known for its historical origins and unique fruit is 'Illinois' winter squash. This variety dates back to pre-1830's and its seeds were originally provided by the parents of Abraham Lincoln. Its stunning, club shaped fruit can reach 30 inches in length and weigh up to 25 pounds. Additionally, its a good keeper and produces yellowish flesh that can be used in pies or roasted. Maturity in 110-120 days. Edited by S. Derr

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