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Squash, Red Kuri

  • $4.00

Description

Cucurbita maxima

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Teardrop shaped mini hubbards with bright orange skin.

Red Kuri has scarlet-orange fruits with delicious, dry, sweet flavor, dark orange flesh. 

This style squash has been traditionally farmed in the Kanazawa, Japan area.  Kuri is Japanese for chestnut, a tribute to its nutty flavor. Also known as 'Orange Hokkaido', its smooth consistency and deep color make it a favorite for any traditional squash or pumpkin dish, although it's terrific simply sliced, steamed, or baked.

Compact 4'-6' vines produce well even in cool or short-season climates. The squash typically reach 3–4 pounds each.

Harvest in early fall when the stem is woody; let fruits cure for several days in warm, dry place.

Seeds grown by Swift River Farm in Salmon, ID.

10 seeds.

Directions: Start indoors 4 weeks before planting out; Take care when transplanting - Do not disturb roots and transplant into pre-warmed soil or direct sow after last frost when soil has warmed above 60F

 

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

1/2-1"

5-6’

4-8

90