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Cucurbita maxima 'Cobnut' (Squash 'Cobnut' F1)

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Time to maturity
1-2 years
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Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Cobnut'

Other names: Squash 'Cobnut' F1

Genus: Cucurbita

Variety or Cultivar: 'Cobnut' _ 'Cobnut' F1 is a coarse vine widely cultivated for its medium-sized, edible orange fruit in autumn. It is the earliest maturing butternut-type squash available, producing a good crop of full-flavoured fruits, up to 1kg in weight, that are excellent roasted.

Cucurbita maxima 'Cobnut' is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Cream, Green, Mottled in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Irregular

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Specific pests: Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Mosaic virus , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

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Cucurbita maxima 'Cobnut' (Squash 'Cobnut' F1) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation: Plant in deep, fertile, sandy, and ideally slightly acidic soil. Pumpkins are not hardy - site in full sun in a sheltered position. Soak seeds before germination. Pumpkin plants started under cover can be planted out once all danger of frost is past.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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