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Old 04-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Cuban Pumpkin- I'll update as it grows and fruits.

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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That black soil sure looks good. We are on a huge sand dune and it takes quite a bit of work to get it in order. It's coming along though and the plants are growing very nicely. If my body holds up and the weather is decent we make have a very good year even without the rainfall.
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Nick --- where did you get the seeds from? From a store bought calabaza or seed packet?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nick --- where did you get the seeds from? From a store bought calabaza or seed packet?
I got them from a seed company. I have enough seeds to plant 10 acres. The variety is La estrella.
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I have some calabaza out there.

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The plants just keep on producing I have harvested 3 wheelbarrows of calabaza out of a 25' x 50' area. They average about 7 lbs, but some are 15 lbs. They taste excellent.
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Nick --- how do you use them? I use them as a bean thickener.
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We use them in making pasteles, in soups, and as a vegetable.

There is a native Florida variety called Seminole Squash that are smaller but resistant to fungus, and are more productive without the use of fungicides. They tend to be sweeter than the Cuban varieties. They can be purchased at ECHO Global Farms.
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There is a native Florida variety called Seminole Squash that are smaller but resistant to fungus, and are more productive without the use of fungicides. They tend to be sweeter than the Cuban varieties. They can be purchased at ECHO Global Farms.
I haven't had to use petrochemical with these, just serenade and kocide every other week. I'm going to be making calabaza con pollo tonight.
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Que bueno! That is one of my favorites also, well pollo con any vegetable.

Are serenade and kocide systemics? What are the active ingredients?
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Ha ha ha Calabaza squash... I grew them things a few years back .. They went crazy blooming and produced lots of squash. My vines got long over 20 feet and no bloom failure at all . I actually picked off a few squash so I could grow them larger. If I remember rite it made no difference . Tasty little guys ! Got my seeds from my friend Poncho who lived in Homestead Fl. Only had about a dozen mounds , it sure as heck made me look like I knew what I was doing . But in reality I was only doing as Poncho said to do.. I ate them things like candy! Baked them with fish. Used green “unripe” ones (chunks) in a spaghetti sauce , used ripe ones also ...It was different not what you would expect at all .. Great one to grow! When I saw this thread I smiled … YUMMY ! Your making me hungry!
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In Puerto Rico the vines grow over 300 feet and will grow up to the top of a tall tree.
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Are serenade and kocide systemics? What are the active ingredients?
serenade is bacillus subtilis and kocide is copper hydroxide

The variety I used is a bush type it doesn't make really long vines.

Have you ever tried mixing calabaza with a little cream cheese to make a dip? It is absolutely fantastic.
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I have those growing out of a pot.. :^)
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Just in case Nicolas is feeling like a Master chef .. I would eat this till I burst

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If I can make it through the Winter, I'll be one of the few guys with Calabaza.

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