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2010-10-30 00:00:41

Most of those Halloween pumpkins will be scooped up, carved with scary faces, lit for one night, and tossed "“ a terrible waste of an incredibly nutritious squash. Bellingham, WA (Vocus) October 28, 2010 Halloween is nearly here, which means pumpkins will soon be flying off store shelves. Most of those pumpkins will be scooped up, carved with scary faces, lit for one night, and tossed "“ a terrible waste of an incredibly nutritious squash. According to nutrition expert Gloria...

2010-10-26 12:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three winning pumpkins from regional weigh-offs across the United States, including a new world record holder, are on display through October 31, 2010, at The New York Botanical Garden. Scott Cully, who holds the Guinness World Record for carving the largest pumpkin, will attempt to break his own record starting October 29. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/NY88915) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101026/NY88915) The...

2010-10-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22: PUMPKIN SHOW Profile America -- Friday, October 22nd. The annual pumpkin show is on in Circleville, Ohio. Normally a town of about 13,500, the show is expected to draw more than 300,000 visitors during its four-day...

2010-10-06 06:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BetterRecipes.com has all the recipes needed to host a fun, spooky Halloween party. At BetterRecipes.com, the recipes are easy-to-make and involve the whole family. And it's not just sweets as one would normally expect for Halloween recipes, there are plenty of healthy recipes, too. "We've selected our favorite Halloween recipes in hopes that our readers will find BetterRecipes.com the perfect one-stop recipe site for Halloween," said Kristina...

2010-07-27 05:25:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping children busy during the long summer holiday can be challenging for most parents. That's why Connie Henderson, an inspirational mother and founder of Amber's Garden, www.ambersgarden.com, recommends gardening as an engaging activity that provides summer family fun while taking children on an educational journey about healthier food choices. Moreover, mid-summer is the best time to plant and grow the most popular autumn harvest, pumpkins....

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2010-07-21 10:38:33

Sites of origin and regions of domestication of many of our most important cultivated plants are still unknown. The botanical genus Cucumis, to which both the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and the honeydew melon (C. melo) belong, was long thought to have originated and diversified in Africa, because many wild species of Cucumis are found there. "A molecular genetic analysis has now shown that the wild populations that gave rise to melons and cucumbers originated in Asia", says LMU botanist...

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2010-06-29 07:25:00

Wet conditions have Illinois pumpkin growers on the alert for signs of Phytophthora blight in their fields. This disease nearly destroyed the pumpkin industry in 1999, causing up to 100 percent crop losses in parts of the state. While it's not a new disease to this industry, it is the most devastating and it's already showing up in Illinois. Mohammad Babadoost, University of Illinois Extension specialist in fruit and vegetable pathology, said, "An outbreak of Phytophthora blight in Illinois...

2009-11-17 20:40:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Baking today announced that it expects a shortage of LIBBY'S® Pumpkin on store shelves as the country enters the holiday season. Heavy rains persisted throughout the 13-week harvest in Morton, Illinois, frustrating efforts to pick the entire crop. As a result, less pumpkin has been picked and canned, leading to an anticipated shortage of LIBBY'S pumpkin products as the holidays approach. See video from Libby's at:...

2009-11-17 12:19:00

SOLON, Ohio, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Baking today announced that it expects a shortage of LIBBY'S® Pumpkin on store shelves as the country enters the holiday season. Heavy rains persisted throughout the 13-week harvest in Morton, Illinois, frustrating efforts to pick the entire crop. As a result, less pumpkin has been picked and canned, leading to an anticipated shortage of LIBBY'S pumpkin products as the holidays approach. (Photo:...

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2009-11-04 10:33:28

Breeders can enhance nutritional value using inexpensive colorimeter method Carotenoids, the family of yellow to red pigments responsible for the striking orange hues of pumpkins and the familiar red color of vine-ripe tomatoes, play an important role in human health by acting as sources of provitamin A or as protective antioxidants. Pumpkins and squash, available in a wide range of white, yellow, and orange colors, are excellent sources of dietary carotenoids, particularly lutein,...


Latest Cucurbitaceae Reference Libraries

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber, Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...

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2012-06-18 06:03:49

Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I VI    I Synonyms:   CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst.     CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai   watermelon   CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.     COCI2 Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze     CUCI Cucubertia citrullus L.  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:50

Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:51

Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Violales Family   Cucurbitaceae...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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