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Cucurbita Moschata

Long of Naples

This pumpkin variety is typical of Southern Italy area and grows in protected mode to get an early production in June.
The fruit shows an elongated shape up to 100 cm with a weight exceeding 20 kg. The pulp is deep orange color and excellent flavor. Its regular shape is suitable for the packaging of sliced pumpkin in trays.

Cucurbitaceae Family

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We have five kinds of pumpkins in botany:
- Cucurbita Maxima
- Cucurbita Moschata
- Cucurbita Pepo
- Cucurbita Argyrosperma
- Lagenaria Siceraria
Basically they can be divided into Zucchini Pumpkins and winter Pumpkins (Squash)..
The zucchini pumpkin belongs to the kind Cucurbita Pepo, we eat the tender fruit (no mature) and the masculine flowers.
The winter pumpkins belong to the kinds Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moscata. The first variedly has spheroidal fruits with variously colored peel with sweet yellow pulp.
The Cucurbita moscata is differ from the Maxima because of the lengthened fruit and consistent orange pulp.

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