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Cucurbita pepo Pumpkin Labu manis Cucurbitaceae
 

Cucurbita pepo, Pumpkin, Waluh, Labu , Labu manis

 
Cucurbita pepo, Pumpkin, Waluh, Labu , Labu manis

Originating in subtropical South America, this species has long-running stems and large, nearly circular leaves that are hardly lobed.
The feature by which it is recognized is the fruit stalk, which is large, not ridged, and of a soft corky texture.
It includes a large group of pumpkins with very hard blue-gray or orange skins, including the gigantic show pumpkins, some of the pumpkins used for livestock feed, and some of the winter squashes including a great variety of shapes, sizes and colors, often with ornamented skins.
Cultivation: Most species of this genus are easy to raise and have the same need of a warm, rich soil.
Watering all seedlings well before planting.
They do best planted on raised mounds of soil mixed with well rotted compost and manure.
Watch for slugs and keep well irrigated as they are water hungry.

 
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