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Field pumpkin

A species of Squashes, Also known as Ribbed pumpkin, Calabaza, Courgette
Botanical name : Cucurbita pepo Genus : Squashes

Field pumpkin, A species of Squashes
Also known as:
Ribbed pumpkin, Calabaza, Courgette
Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo
Genus: Squashes
Field pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)

Description

Field pumpkin are most commonly seen as decorations throughout the autumn and during the Halloween holiday, when they are carved and used as traditional jack-o'-lanterns. While the taste of field pumpkin flesh may not be ideal, eating the seeds after toasting them with a bit of salt can be a delicious treat!
Flower Size
3 cm
Habitat
Meadows, fields, shores of rivers or lakes
Flower Color
Yellow
Leaf Color
Green
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General Info

Name story

Field pumpkin
The origin of pumpkin comes with an extraordinarily harsh past. It was first originated from the word, pepon from the Greek language, meaning large melon. The French then changed the word, pepon to pompon, followed by the British changing from pompon to pumpion. Supposedly, the naming decision was concluded. However,the name was finally settled when the Americans decided to revise the naming to pumpkin. Furthermore, it is usually grown in paddy fields, so it is called field pumpkin.

Symbolism

prosperity

Usages

Garden Use
Field pumpkin is often planted by enterprising backyard gardeners hoping to grow some of their own produce at home. This plant is highly popular for its appearance and the popular fruit it produces. A mainstay of the backyard vegetable garden, field pumpkin is best planted with beans, borage, dill, garlic, and oregano for the health of the soil and insect-repelling properties.
Field pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) Field pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)

Scientific Classification

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