In this sense, models have been developed for fruit trees, vegetables and ornamentals crops such as cucumber (BLANCO & FOLEGATTI, 2003; 2005; CHO et al., 2007), tomato (BLANCO & FOLEGATTI, 2003), squash (Cucurbita pepo
L.) 'Afrodite' (ROUPHAEL et al., 2006), hazelnut (CRISTOFORI et al., 2007), melon (LOPESet al.,2007), favabean (PEKSEN, 2007), kiwi (MENDOZA-DE GYVES et al., 2007), small fruits (FALLOVO et al., 2008), ginger (KANDIANNAN et al., 2009), bedding plants (GIUFFRIDA et al., 2011), squash (Cucurbita moschata) 'Japonesa'(GRECCO et al., 2011), snap beans (TOEBE et al., 2012), Vitis vinifera L.
In 2016 an estimated 1.4 billion pounds of the Cucurbita pepo
, or pumpkin, a member of the squash family were harvested, according to the U.S.
There are a few species of plants that contain the plants we commonly refer to as pumpkins; Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata, and primarily Cucurbita pepo
Also, in the list are Hygrophila auriculata (Indian paintbrush); Mangifera indica (Mango); Pistia stratiotes (Water lettuce); Hyphaene thebaica (Gingerbread tree); Boscia senegalensis (Senegal boscia); Ipomea asarifolia (Ginger-leaf morning glory); Cucurbita pepo
(Pumpkin); African locust bean tree; Bombax costatum (Silk cotton tree) and Musa acuminate (banana).
Furthermore, it has been shown that pumpkins as Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata and Cucurbita pepo
have antioxidant potential due to the content of carotenoids, tocopherols and polyphenols in pulp and peel (Kim et al., 2012; Lozicki et al., 2015).
muricata), colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis), African horned cucumber (Cucumis metuliferus),fig leaf gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia), pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch.ex Poir), zucchini squash (Cucurbita pepo
L.), bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria Standl.), ash gourd (Benincasa hispida Cogn.), ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica L.) were collected from different parts of Tamil Nadu and India.
Some of these have been investigated for the preparation of BD as well, like melon , Cucurbita pepo
[21, 22], cantaloupe , and Citrullus colocynth  etc.
Italian zucchini (Cucurbita pepo
L.) or 'abobrinha de moita' is a vegetable cultivated in almost all the Brazilian territory, especially in the Midwest and Southeast, which concentrate the highest production and consumption, particularly the Sao Paulo state.
Pumpkin or Cucurbita pepo
is native to Northern Mexico and southwestern and eastern USA.