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Winter squash 'Hopi Orange'   

Cucurbita maxima

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'Hopi Orange' is a Winter squash variety in the Cucurbita genus with a scientific name of Cucurbita maxima. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Orange peel and   Pastel orange. It grows mainly as an Annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally growing to a mature height of 50.0 cm (1.62 feet), Hopi Orange grows with a vine-like habit.

Hopi Orange Winter squash is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hopi Orange have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hopi Orange

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hopi Orange 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 Hopi Orange are Zone 10 and Zone 12. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.1 and 7.5 as Hopi Orange likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Hopi Orange from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.27 feet (70.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.17 inches (3.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Hopi Orange

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

Harvesting Hopi Orange

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