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Calabaza—Cucurbita moschata Duch. ex Lam.

MV039/HS572 by James M. StephensOctober 29th, 2018Calabaza is the common name of several of the many strains of pumpkins and squashes grown in the tropics. In Florida, calabaza refers to the Cuban pumpkin, also called Cuban squash. Other common names reported are auyama, ayote, and zapallo. In 1991, calabaza production in South Florida stood at about 2500 acres valued at over $5 million.

Chapter 7. Cucurbit Production

CV123/HS725by Mathews L. Paret, Craig Frey, Nathan S. Boyd, Qingren Wang, Johan Desaeger, Jawwad Qureshi, Anna Meszaros, and Xavier MartiniAugust 22nd, 2023Chapter 7 of the Vegetable Production Handbook.

Gherkin, West Indian—Cucumis anguria L.

MV066/HS599 by James M. StephensOctober 29th, 2018

Pollination of Cucurbita spp. (Squash and Pumpkin) Crops in Florida

IN1311/ENY-2056 by Rachel E. Mallinger and Oscar E. LiburdFebruary 22nd, 2021

Techniques for Melon Grafting

HS1257/HS1257 by Wenjing Guan and Xin ZhaoJuly 15th, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Plant Systems

The Decline of the US Cucumber and Squash Industry

FE1125/FE1125by Feng Wu, Zhengfei Guan, and Kuan-Ming HuangDecember 8th, 2022The US production of cucumbers and squash has been declining over the last two decades while imports have grown significantly. In particular, imports from Mexico have surpassed US domestic production and have become a major source of cucumber and squash supply in the US market. This publication provides a comprehensive overview of cucumber and squash production and trade to help policymakers, business communities, and researchers understand the structural changes in the market.

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