pumpkins, melons, gourds and other cucurbitaceae

CLASS: Meet the plant — Cucurbitaceae

Our ‘Meet the Plant’ Series is an introduction to plant families of important agricultural and cultural crop plants. Each month, we will discuss the natural history, center of origin, phytochemistry, and agricultural history of different species within the plant family. This series of talks is intended to expand the awareness and familiarity of the general public with different Florida crops. Your presenter is Robert Kluson, Ph.D., agriculture and natural resources agent. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your seat and be notified of any changes.

The topic for this May 3 session is the plant family of Cucurbitaceae. This family includes crops such as squash, pumpkin, zucchini, some gourds, cucumber, melon, luffa, calabash, and watermelon. Register early through our ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com listing page to reserve your seat and receive notice of any changes.

For more information, call 941-861-9900 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu.

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