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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Strawberry Crown'

Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Strawberry Crown'

Common name: winter squash

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Strawberry Crown'

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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 maxima 'Strawberry Crown'"

Unique in shape and color is 'Strawberry Crown' winter squash. This variety features round, ribbed and slightly flattened fruit with gray/brown skin. It derives its name from a spot of strawberry/salmon color at its top. Its rich, smooth yellow flesh can be baked or made into soup. Maturity in 90 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Brazil

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