Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:pumpkin , winter squash Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:CucurbitaceaeHabit: Horizontal, Spreading
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 5 - 7m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Prickly, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Orbicular, Reniform, Double serrate, Sinuate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Pepo, Edible, Orange
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Large low creeping vine; leaves very large, palmate with a maple leaf shape, small sharp serrations along margin; flowers trumpet-like, extremely large, bright yellow with ruffled edge; fruit is a large orange pepo (pumpkin).