Scientific name: Cucurbita pepo

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom :Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Sub-class : Dilleniidae
Order : Violales
Family :Cucurbitaceae
Genus : Cucurbita
Species : C. pepo


Botanical Description of Squash

Habit: Annual herb


Root: Tap root

Stem: Short, succulent


Inflorescence: Solitary axial

Flower: Monoecious

Fruit: Pepo

Economic Importance

Used as vegetable

Table 1. Squash variety developed by HRC, BARI, Joydebpur

Sl. No. Name of the Variety Developed by Growing Yield
1 BARI Squash 1


HRC Rabi 43-45 t/ha

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