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The Cucumbers Pumpkins Marrows and other Cucurbits ebook will provide you with a guide in everything that you will need to know about these very useful plants. Learn more about the different and sometimes unusual varieties that are available of these plants. This is the complete guide to this plant family as each section will provide you with the ideal growing conditions, culture, planting, pest and disease problems, harvest, varieties and some great ways to eat the fruit.

Like pumpkins and squash, marrows can have a bushy or trailing habit. Courgettes are marrows which are picked when they are not yet mature. At one time large marrows were favoured for culinary purposes, but smaller courgettes are often preferred today. Zucchini is another name for courgette. It seems to have originated from a dwarf bush variety of marrow which was sonamed. Marrows range from fruits which are ovoid and 30cm or more in length to those which are more cylindrical in shape. The outer skins may be green, creamy white or green with white stripes or mottled markings. For all intents and purposes there is very little difference between marrows (zucchinis, courgettes) and squashes. In fact, the so-called ‘Summer Squashes’ referred to in the United States includes the courgette or zucchini. Like pumpkins, marrows and its variants are also eaten as a vegetable.

 

Pages: 75
Pictures: 109
ISBN: 978-0-9942948-8-3


Table of Contents
CREDITS
CHAPTER 1 BOTANY, SCOPE AND NATURE OF CUCURBITS
Distinguishing Characteristics
Scope
Use of Common Names
Significant Cucurbitaceae Genera
Other Useful Species
Subspecies

CHAPTER 2 GROWING CUCURBITS
Ways of Growing Cucurbits
Preparing Soil
Planting Seeds or Seedlings
Watering and Feeding
Pests and Diseases
Weeds
Fruiting

CHAPTER 3 CUCUMBERS
Growing Conditions
Culture
Planting
Pest and Disease Problems
Harvest
Varieties
Ways to Eat Cucumbers

CHAPTER 4 PUMPKIN AND SQUASH
Growing Conditions
Culture
Planting
Pest and Disease Problems
Harvest
Varieties
Ways to Eat Pumpkin and Squash

CHAPTER 5 MARROWS AND COURGETTES
Growing Conditions
Culture
Planting
Pest and Disease Problems
Harvest
Varieties
Ways to Eat Marrows and Courgette

CHAPTER 6 MELONS
Growing Conditions
Culture
Planting
Pest and Disease Problems of Melons
Harvest
Varieties
Ways to Eat Melons

APPENDIX

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