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Cucurbita maxima
( Sibley Squash )

'Sibley', also known as 'Pike's Peak' Squash, is an heirloom squash whose brown seeds indicate that it is native to the Americas. The 12 to 15 foot vines produce 1 foot long by 9 inch wide squashes within 120 days. The skin is smooth and blue-green. The flesh is pale orange and moist. An excellent storage squash, as its flesh becomes richer as it ages, becoming its best after January.
Important Info : Pumpkins prefer good soil, bright sun, little wind and lots of space.



Cucurbita/maxima
Characteristics
Cultivar:Sibley  
Family:Cucurbitaceae  
Size:Height: 0 ft. to 1 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 20 ft.  
Plant Category:annuals and biennials, climbers,  
Plant Characteristics:edible flowers, prostrate, seed start,  
Foliage Characteristics: 
Foliage Color:green,  
Flower Characteristics:showy,  
Flower Color:yellows,  
Tolerances: 
Requirements
Flowering Time Range:not applicable  
USDA Hardiness Zone:undefined  
AHS Heat Zone:Not defined for this plant  
Light Range:Part Sun to Full Sun  
pH Range:5.5 to 7.5  
Soil Range:Some Sand to Clay Loam  
Water Range:Normal to Moist  

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