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Winter squash 'Calabaza alba'

Cucurbita maxima

Calabaza alba is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Winter squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima 'Calabaza alba'. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Calabaza alba Winter squash is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Winter squash 'Calabaza alba'

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Calabaza alba is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Calabaza alba are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Calabaza alba requires a soil ph of 5.6 - 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Calabaza alba from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Calabaza alba about 10 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Calabaza alba

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Calabaza alba is a tender plant.

Harvesting Calabaza alba

Winter squash 'Calabaza alba' information

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Other Names for Winter squash 'Calabaza alba'

Lumina, white pumpkin

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