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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.

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2009-11-04 10:33:28

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.

2009-10-21 12:25:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy Halloween a week early at the Orange County Great Park with the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park.

2009-10-14 14:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Balloon is already dressed for Halloween.

2009-10-04 14:07:54

A Pennsylvania man whose 1,040.5-pound pumpkin won the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Clarence, N.Y., says lots of water is the key to his success. Mike Matto, of Bradford, Pa., came out on top of the 27th annual World Pumpkin Confederation competition at the Clarence Fall Festival, defeating his nearest

2009-10-04 12:01:28

Farmers in eastern U.S.

2009-09-17 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline, today announced new fall seasonal menus that offer travelers a varied, upscale selection of fresh meal and snack options at any time during their flight. Virgin America is the only airline in the U.S.

2009-08-31 09:04:43

Melon Acres Inc. of Oaktown, Ind., announced the recall of cantaloupes distributed through Farm-Wey Produce of Lakeland, Fla., due to possible contamination. The U.S.

2009-08-16 13:53:26

A 1,145-pound pumpkin from the Kentucky Pumpkin Mafia came in first place at the Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, officials said. The Indianapolis Star reported John Van Hook, 42, of Somerset Kentucky grew the winning pumpkin.

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2009-07-21 19:35:00

The party was over more than 4,000 years ago, but the remnants still remain in the gourds and squashes that served as dishware.


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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