Calabaza plants are monoecious and are pollinated by insects like honeybees and bumblebees. The plants have long internodes and have vines that are up to 15 m from the crown of the fruit to the plant. They yield 2-15 fruit on average.The fruit may weigh 5 to 50 pounds, and the rind varies in color from a light to dark green when immature and a light orange to beige when mature, and is smooth. The inside flesh is green-yellow to orange in color and is about 1-3 inches thick.
|Days to germination||4 - 7 days|
|Days to maturity||100 - 115 days|
|Plant time||January - April; again August - September|
|Sun||full sun (vine will travel to find sun if planted in shade)|
|Soil temperature||70 - 95 F|
|Optimum soil P.H||6.3 - 7|
18" - 24" tall; 10' - 50' wide (vine length)