Squash

Squash

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

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Root: Tap root

Stem: Short, succulent

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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 VarietyDeveloped byGrowing Yield
1BARI Squash 1

 

HRCRabi43-45 t/ha
   
   
   

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