Considerations Regarding the Setup Opportunity in Terms of Agrochemical Conditions of a Pumpkin for Oil (Cucurbita maxima) Culture on a Typical Chernozem

Lavinia Moldovan, Marilena Mărghitaș, Andra Poruțiu


The pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) is an annual herbaceous plant cultivated for its fruit,   flowers   and   seeds. The seeds are known as the   pumpkin seeds   and are attributed medicinal herbal properties.   The seeds are rich in minerals, in particular that is why the World Health Organization recommends their daily consumption. They are also a good source of Vitamin K. On the market there is a various range of oils full of benefits that help you prevent or even treat certain more or less serious disorders. One such excellent natural products is pumpkin seeds oil, made by cold pressing them (raw or roasted). This type of oil has a strong flavor and is an important source of fatty acids, antioxidants and substances that prevent the most common health problems and has many benefic actions: hair fall prevention, arthritis pain diminishing and lowering cholesterol level. This paper aims the setup opportunity for such a culture in terms of agrochemical conditions on a representative soil of Cluj County.


pumpkin seeds, agrochemical conditions, typical chernozem

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