Historical records, origins, and development of the edible cultivar groups ofCucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae)

@article{Paris2008HistoricalRO,
  title={Historical records, origins, and development of the edible cultivar groups ofCucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae)},
  author={H. S. Paris},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={423-443}
}
Cucurbita pepo includes eight groups of edible cultivars—pumpkins, scallops, acorns, crooknecks, straightnecks, vegetable marrows, cocozelles, and Zucchinis. The pumpkins, scallops, and possibly the crooknecks are ancient groups that developed along separate lines of domestication in North America. Incipient forms of all the other five groups appeared in botanical herbals of Europe by 1700. Modern forms of the vegetable marrows, cocozelles, Zucchinis, and acorns appeared in Europe prior to 1860… Expand

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