Pumpkin


Pumpkin

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Cucurbita maxima Duchesne

Arabic name(s)

Duba’a / Qarr’ Asali

English name(s)

Pumpkin

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Cucurbita L.

Species

Cucurbita maxima Duchesne

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Pumpkin is an annual, monoecious, trailing or climbing herb.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Cucurbita maxima are a nativa of temperate South America. The plant is the only species which originated in South America.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word Duba’a "pumpkin" is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Anas bin. Malik reported: A tailor invited Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) to a meal which he had prepared. Anas b. Malik said: I went along with Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) to that feast. He presented to Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) barley bread and soup containing Pumpkin, and sliced pieces of meat. Anas said: I saw Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) going after the Pumpkin round the dish, so I have always liked the Pumpkin since that day. Sahih Muslim , book of drinks .

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Fruits

Traditional Uses

Services

Landscape Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References