CALABAZA Pumpkin Seeds (Cucurbita moschata)also known as Jamaican Pumpkin, Calabaza, Haitian Pumpkin, Caribbean Pumpkin, or Cuban Squash- OrganicCalabaza is a popular squash in many parts of the Americas. It is also known as auyama (Dominican Republic and Venezuela), ayote (parts of Central America) zapallo (parts of South America) and West Indian pumpkin in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean. In Brazil, called abóbora.Jamaican Pumpkin -(Calabaza) is a squash variety, grown Widely in Jamaica throughout Caribbean as well in the Central - and South America . It is a creeping, annual tropical vine with large lobed leaves and branching tendrils; the flesh of the fruit is bright orange. The flowers are yellow and pollination is done by bees.The leaves are mottled and grayish green in color. The fruits vary in size, shape, and color owing to outcrossing and strain selection. fruit weighs about 10-12 pounds, and is round and flattened a bit on the top and bottom. Its colors are mottled green or yellow and buff-cream. The taste is sweet and Calabaza is used in many west Indianian Latin and Chinese dishes.How to growCalabaza tolerates hot weather conditions . Can Start Indoor 4 wk before the last frost , It should be planted early in the spring as soon as the danger of frost is past. full sun, rich warm soil with good drainage, water regularly. Can also Sow the seed directly and it will germinate within 2 weeks. Plant spacing the rows should be spaced 6-9 feet apart, and the plants spaced 4 feet apart, in the row. Planting season is late spring and summer.Maturity infoApproximately 80 daysNutrition infoHigh in dietary fiber and rich in Vitamin A & CCooking infoIt is eaten many different ways, such as in stews, cakes, and candies. Some recipes that call for pumpkin allow calabaza to be used in its place. The taste is smooth and somewhat sweet. The flower, is used as an ingredient in quesadillas in Mexican cuisine, and in pupusas in Salvadorian cuisine.Medical usesTea from the leaves of calabaza is used against stomach inflammation and jaundice.The seeds of Cucurbita species are also used; to immobilize and aid in expulsion of intestinal worms and parasites.Another application is using the seeds in the treatment of prostate gland disorders.The Cherokee Amerindians and those from Surinam used pumpkin seed as an anthelmintic and also as a pediatric urinary aid to treat bed-wetting.Help to prevent common type of kidney stones.
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