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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Turk's Cap'

Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Turk's Cap'

Common name: winter squash

also known as (turban)

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Turk's Cap'

at a glance

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 'Turk's Cap'"

A dazzling display of color is apparent with 'Turk's Cap' winter squash. This beautiful variety is draped and striped in a pallet of striking colors. These include white, red, orange and green. This unique squash also boasts finely grained, thick flesh, perfect for baking or roasting. In addition to being edible, it can also be enjoyed ornamentallly. Maturity in 90 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in France pre 1870.

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