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Rio Lucio
Rio Lucio

Cucurbita maxima

Rio Lucio

Also known as Rio Lucio Calabaza. Fruits vary in size and shape, 2-25 lbs. Skin is pinkish to deep orange and green, can be mottled with all shades appearing. Can be deeply ribbed. Flesh is dense and sweet, yellow to orange. Raised at 7500 feet elevation in Rio Lucio, New Mexico. There is a great variety in shapes, colors and types of squash, making them fun to grow. Growing pumpkins can be a great project for kids. The vines need plenty of room to sprawl, although some can be supported on a trellis. Summer or winter squash or pumpkins should be sown indoors in flats in short season areas, 3-4 weeks before the night soil temperatures have warmed up. Seedlings should be gradually hardened off. Plants prefer rich, compost enriched soil. They will cross pollinate within their species. After harvest they should be ripened for 30 days in a cool location.
Important Info : The vines prefer enriched soil and need plenty of room to sprawl. Go easy on the fertilizer as you will end up with all vine. They will cross pollinate within their species.

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