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Basic Collection Information and Status
Squash (Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Navajo
Collection Site   New Mexico, United States (latitude: 37°; altitude: 4,900 ft / 1,500 m)
Collection Year   1981
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Navajo HubbardEX005
Large fruits with green-blue, dark green, light pink, or orange skin and tasty orange flesh. Shapes are round with pointed ends and occasional elongated fruits. A common Hubbard across the Navajo Nation.
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Collection Site
The circle in the map below shows the area where this accession was collected (why isn't the precise locality shown
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
E04-016 CF16 Fr2E04-016 CF16 P1 Fr3E04-016 CF16 P2 Fl2E04-016 CF16 P1 Fl1E04-016 CF16 Fr1E04-016 CF02 SE04-016 CF02 Fr1E04-016 CF02 Fr2E04-016 CF02 L
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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 shapePointed with nipplelot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.2.6: 7 w/nipple)
days to 50% flower70 DAPlot: CF '02
days to first flower67 DAPlot: CF '02
fruit shapeElliptical (oval)lot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.2.3: 5*)
habitProstratelot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.1.1: 7)
leaf hairsBoth sideslot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.1.11/6.1.12: both sides)
leaf lobesShallowlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.1.10: 3)
leaf marginDentedlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.1.9: 2)
leaf spotsAbsentlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.1.8: 0)
note*-a deeply lobed leaf shows up now and againlot: CF '02
peduncleCorkylot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.2.2)
ribsSuperficiallot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.2.4: 3)
seed coat colorBrownlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.3.4: 5)
seed marginAbsentlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.3.5: 0)
seed surfaceSmoothlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.3.2: 1)
skin colorGreen–blue with orangelot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.2.5: 2-3 w/orange)
skin patternSplotchy, stripedlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.2.7: splotchy,stripes)
skin textureShallow wavylot: CF '02 (Bioversity 4.2.8)
tendrilsPresentlot: CF '02 (Bioversity 6.1.5: *)
Squash IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Flowers, seeds and growing tips of vines are all edible. All fruits can be eaten when small and immature as summer squash, and 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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