Species Detail

Cucurbita maxima Duch.
Hubbard squash


Scientific Name:  
Cucurbita maxima Duch.
Common Name:  
Hubbard squash
Myaamia Name:  
kihkalapootiki
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Cucurbita maxima Duch.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Hockett, C.F. 1985 Use - Food  fruits eaten. "kixkalapotiki; hubbard squash"
Dablon, C. 1677 Use - Food  squashes cultivated. "Their Squashes are not of the best; they dry them in the sun; to eat them during The winter and spring"
Potier, P. 1740 Use - Food  two types of pumpkins; which may have been squashes; were identified as being cultivated . "Common pumpkins and Illinois pumpkins"
Dablon, C. 1677 Use - Food  squashes dried in the sun for winter and spring food source
Botanical Sources  
Cucurbita maxima Duch.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Agricultural crop
Related Sources  
Cucurbita maxima Duch.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that squash was either cultivated or "strongly encouraged in wild stands" as a food resource by Late Woodland prior to 700 A.D. through approximately 1450 A.D. indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana