Fruit & Vegetable week- Cucurbita maxima from Kaithal

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Nidhan Singh

Jan 2, 2011, 9:56:42 AM1/2/11
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Dear All,
This is Cucurbita maxima from my place in Kaithal District of Haryana.

Dr. Nidhan Singh
Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Panipat-132103 Haryana
Ph.: 09416371227

Cucurbita maxima fruit.JPG
Cuc max female flower.JPG
Cuc max fruit.JPG
Cuc max male flower.JPG

tanay bose

Jan 2, 2011, 10:24:58 AM1/2/11
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Nithan ji we in bengal eat all part of this plant
the leaves and stem as leafy veg
with flower to make pakodas
fruit has limitless uses 

Tanay Bose
Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant.
Department of Botany.
University of British Columbia .
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Gurcharan Singh

Jan 23, 2011, 12:18:22 AM1/23/11
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Nidhan ji
This is Curcurbita moschata. Please see the expanded disc at the tip of pedicel. In C. maxima it is spongy and not expanded at tip.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089 
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