Key features of curcubitas

  1. Diversity of fruit types: The curcubita genus includes a wide range of fruit types, from small, single-serving cucumbers to large pumpkins that can weigh over 40 kg. This diversity of fruit types makes curcubita plants a versatile ingredient in many different cuisines.
  2. Easy to grow: Curcubita plants are relatively easy to grow and are well suited to a wide range of climates and growing conditions. They are often grown in home gardens, community gardens, and on small farms, and are an important source of food for many people around the world.
  3. Nutritional value: The fruit of curcubita plants is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium, magnesium, and iron. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them a nutritious addition to any diet.
  4. Versatility in cooking: The flesh of curcubita fruits can be cooked in a variety of ways, including baking, roasting, sautéing, and steaming. They can also be used in soups, stews, and sauces, and are often added to baked goods, such as muffins and breads.
  5. Cultural significance: In many cultures, curcubita plants and their fruit have significant cultural and historical importance. For example, pumpkins are a traditional ingredient in many fall and winter dishes in North America, and are often carved into jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween.

Curcubita at Beyond Buckthorns

We grow lots of curcubitas every year, sometimes more, sometimes less. We usually grow a diversity of them. If everything works out we eat the last in June - 8 month after harvest. They are among our favourites, as they are easy to grow. BUT, snails love them - and they can eat them when they are young - resulting in no harvest at all. 

Articles tagged with curcubitas

Impressions in June

After a long winter and spring which just dragged on cold, summer 2017 has finally arrived. Here are some glimpses from our garden.

The Great Squash and Pumpkin Harvest

Lumia planted a lot of different curcubitas and most of them grew fruits. On the field were Spaghetti, Hokkaido, Futsu, Blue Banana and one type which I don't know its name. So we got a huge variety of different squashes. 

How To Make Delicious Pickled Pumpkins

Our pumpkins are now ripe, and we have quite a few! This article is about one really big one which we made into pickled pumpkin, a delicious condiment for all kinds of dishes during the winter. Check out our little video and read the article for… more

The Pumpkins are Blooming

Finally my pumpkin plants have started to bloom and make fruit! The cucumbers are also blooming, but not growing cucumbers yet. Thank goodness for the few hot sunny days we had this week!

And Then the Zucchini Came

Lumia planted a lot of Zucchinis. It is sayed that one plant can supply a 4 head family. We got 7 plants. So we get about 1,5 kg of zucchinis every other day. I ususally cut them of the plant when they are somewhere between 10 to 20 cm, but not… more

Planting Squash and Pumpkins in Finland (Zone 5)

When I look at the hardiness map at our place is right in the border of zones 5a and 5b.