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Basic Collection Information and Status
Squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Navajo
Collection Site   New Mexico, United States (latitude: 37°; altitude: 4,900 ft / 1,500 m)
Collection Year   1995
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Navajo Cushaw 'Tail Squash'EA009
Large green and white striped cushaw. Fruit are round with long curved neck (or "tail"). Flesh is cream to light orange colored. A good keeper.
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Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
        Seeds of this variety are not currently available for distribution. If you are interested in this accession for research, seed increase, or repatriation purposes, please contact us.
Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
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Characterization and Evaluation
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
blossom-end fruit shapeDepressedlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.2.6: 1)
days to 50% flower55lot: CF' 09
days to first flower34lot: CF' 09
flesh colorYellowlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.15: 3)
fruit shapePyriformlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.3: 7)
habitProstratelot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.1.1: 7)
leaf hairsIntermediatelot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.1.11/6.1.12: 5)
leaf lobesIntermediatelot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.1.10: 5)
leaf marginDentedlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.1.9: 2)
leaf shapeReniformlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.1.6: 3)
leaf spotsSilverlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.1.8: 2)
noteSmall fruit taken for salelot: CF' 09
peduncleHard, not flared?lot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.2: 1?)
ribsAbsentlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.4: 0)
skin colorGreen, creamlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.5: 2,4)
skin patternStripedlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.7: 3)
skin textureSmoothlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 4.2.8: 1)
tendrilsPresentlot: CF' 09 (Bioversity 6.1.5: y)
Squash IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Fruits vary in shape, color & flavor. Flowers, seeds & growing tips of vines are all edible. All fruits can be eaten when small & immature as summer squash, & mature as winter squash.In spring after soil warms, or with summer rains, sow a few seeds 1" deep in basins 3-6' apart, allowing room for abundant vine growth. Squash likes soil rich in compost.An insect-pollinated annual, varieties of the same species will cross. Allow fruits to ripen and mature on the vine until skin is hard and stem brown. After harvesting, fruit needs to after-ripen for 30 days in cool location. Remove seeds, wash and dry before storage.
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