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

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4 hours care
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3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cucurbita maxima 'Cobnut'

Other names

Squash 'Cobnut' F1

Genus

Cucurbita 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

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green, Mottled in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

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

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Cucurbita maxima 'Cobnut'

Other names

Squash 'Cobnut' F1

Genus

Cucurbita 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green, Mottled in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

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

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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