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- The Seeds of a Summer Revolt. By David Margolick (New York Times on the WebAug. 25, 2003) [registration required]
- Fresh from consumer polls, pint-size watermelons. By David Barboza (New York Times on the WebJun. 15, 2003) [registration required]
- Gourd Lord. (Archaeology magazine 56(3)May/June 2003)
- Oldest evidence of Andean religion found. By Hannah Hoag (NatureApr. 15, 2003)
- Ancient deity drawing may shed light on rise of Andean religion. (ScientificAmerican.comApr. 15, 2003)
- They're big, theyre orange, and they're alive. By Laura Linden (San Mateo County TimeOct. 8, 2002)
- 560-kg pumpkin explodes, disqualified from Largest Canadian Pumpkin title. (canada.comOct. 07, 2002)
- Worth the weight: Pumpkins kick off Topsfield in a big way. By Jonathan Hill (Boston HeraldOct. 6, 2002)
- Great pumpkin dishes are cropping up on fall menus. By Jerry Shriver (USA TodaySep. 20, 2002)
- Crop scientist targeting fungus threatening pumpkins, peppers. (EurekAlertAug. 6, 2002)
- Wild plant or food plant? Fruit rinds provide new clues about crop domestication. (EurekAlertJul. 30, 2002)
- Long-forgotten delicacies of the melon patch. By Anne Raver (New York Times on the WebMar. 10, 2002) [registration required]
- Vegetable disease expert Tom Zitter wins IPM Award at the New York State Vegetable Growers Conference (SeedQuest News releaseFeb. 11, 2002)
- Harris Moran's seedless watermelon Millionaire rules in Florida trials (SeedQuest News releasesFeb. 1, 2002)
- Genetic marker tells squash domestication story. (EurekAlertJan. 7, 2002)
- Cornell delicata squash, disease-resistant version of heirloom winter variety, named 2002 All-America Selection (Cornell NewsOct. 22, 2001)
- What's pink and round and read about all over? By Michael Winerip (New York Times on the WebOct. 17, 2001) [registration required]
- Albertson's and its Jewel-Osco subsidiary dare you to 'Gourd' yourself on your centerpieces! -- pumpkins aren't just for decorating - they're loaded with nutrients (SeedQuest NewsOct. 9, 2001)
- Scientists identify insect that transmits killer bacterium to cucurbits (SeedQuest NewsSept. 20, 2001)
- Let there be pickles. By Tara Bahrampour (New York Times on the WebAug. 26, 2001) [registration required]
- Japan corners the market on square fruit [watermelon] (CNN.com/worldJun. 15, 2001)
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*Any reports of gourdheads being the product of genetic engineering between plants and animals are unfounded.
Last significant update: May, 2004.
Latest changes: Many new images added to some genera in the family at About the Cucurbitaceae, particularly to Gurania and Cayaponia. Also, a search engine has been added to this page.
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