I grew the Calabaza squash (Cuban/Indian Pumpkin) from seed back in May. Then planted them in June. I didn’t really prepare a proper bed for growing, just sort of found a spot near the flowers and experimenting with it.
Now it is middle of July and the plant is growing very fast. The leaves are gigantic and the vines are long. I may have to cut them back when a few squash/pumpkins are bigger. I also didn’t want the vines to smother the hibiscus and zinnias.
So happy to see a little pumpkin. I counted 5 pumpkins so far. This one is being kept from touching the ground.
More neat info:
Ripens in 90 days
High in dietary fiber and rich in Vitamin A & C
It is native to Central and South America and Caribbean islands.
Calabaza squash can be stored for a month or a little longer in cool dry place.