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2009-06-29 07:30:00

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer would hardly be summer without watermelon, right? The National Watermelon Association of the US thinks so.

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2009-06-27 07:05:00

People smell them, thump them and eyeball their shape - but ultimately, it's sweetness and a sense of healthy eating that lands a melon in a shopper's cart.

2009-05-29 11:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cucumbers are the darling of the garden because they're so easy to grow your cat could do it - and talk about prolific! Cucumbers make a great grow-it-yourself crop for those looking for fresh produce and a tactic to cut grocery costs in a down economy.

2009-05-13 18:37:10

A Dutch produce company said it expects Pepquino melons, which are just over an inch in length, to become the newest dining fad in London. Koppert Cress said the bite-size melons, which grow naturally in South America and are cultivated by the company in greenhouses, have been ordered by a handful of markets in London and across Britain but the majority of the melons are bound for restaurants, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Demand for the melons has so far come from the restaurant and...

2008-11-27 14:45:11

It need not be the season to use sugar in large quantities, a U.S.endocrinologist says. There are ways to keep the holidays sweet but healthy suggests Dr. Nicholas Jospe of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

2008-10-07 00:00:15

By The Associated Press ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - That's a lot of pumpkin seeds. A Canadian farmer has won a contest in California with a pumpkin that weighs more than 1,500 pounds.

2008-09-18 15:00:24

Prepare for pumpkins, big ones and flying ones. The second annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival is Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the high school, at the junction of Routes 5 and 104. There will be batting cages and pony rides, clowns and balloon sculptors, food and music.

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2008-09-04 17:08:57

Over 120 miles above the Arctic Circle in Canada's Far North, the community of Inuvik is growing some of the freshest vegetables in the Northwest Territories.

2008-08-11 00:00:15

By Karin Welzel Chef Danielle Cain knows what it's like to be thrown into the fire. She had just started an internship at Casbah restaurant in Shadyside to earn her remaining credits from the Pittsburgh Institute of Culinary Arts (now the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute) for graduation in 2000.

2008-08-01 18:00:04

By Dawn Hinshaw, The State, Columbia, S.C. Aug. 1--As they hoped, a Lexington couple's giant backyard pumpkin has indeed set a state record for weight. Frank and Tina Finders' pampered pumpkin weighed in this morning at 897 pounds, beating the previous best of 737 pounds.


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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