Our ‘CES Starz’ variety is a vining vegetable crop that does not require trellising, and can be harvested in approximately 3.5 months after planting. Pumpkins grow well in both rainy and dry seasons in well-drained soils and full sunlight. Fruits can weigh up to 6.8 kilograms when harvested. Drying of vines is a good indication that pumpkins are ready to be harvested. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, steamed, or roasted.
Pumpkin (CES Starz Variety)
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St Augustine Nurseries
The National Seed Bank Chaguaramas
Sorrel is native to West Africa, but is also found in India where it is locally called Chukai. The young shoots and leaves are eaten either raw or as a cooked vegetable while the swollen calyces of the flowers are used in the preparation of beverages, preserves and jellies. Bast fibre can also be collected from the stem and utilized to make rope, yarn and/or textiles.
Pumpkin is a very versatile as all parts of the plant can be utilized for food. The fruit is used both fresh and processed. It can be baked, steam, boiled and processed into a powder for use in drinks and soups. The leaves and flowers are cooked and eaten and even the seeds are roasted and consumed. Pumpkins constitute a good source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, B and C.