Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2021: $399,999.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2023
Grant Recipients: University of Florida; University of Puerto Rico ; University of Georgia
The calabaza squash (or Cuban pumpkin) is a nutritional powerhouse that is adapted to Florida’s tropical climate with minimal irrigation requirements, easy to grow, almost pest free, and an excellent crop you can use in rotation with others. Learn how to grow them in your garden from Dr. Geoffrey Meru, the University of Florida researcher looking at helping commercial growers turn them into the state’s next niche crop.
This product is associated with the project "Specialty Pumpkin: Laying the Groundwork for an Emerging Crop and Lucrative Products"