Red Kuri Squash pk/20

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SKU SQ79-20
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90 days. Cucurbita maxima. Plant produces high yields of large 5 to 10 lb bright orange teardrop shaped squash. This Japanese squash is used as a vegetable side dish for winter meals and for making pies. Also known as Uchiki Kuri, Baby Red Hubbard and Orange Hokkaido. A winter squash variety. pk/20

Lot No: SS79-805-15

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/16

Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 4 ft Apart 4 - 7 ft Hills 4 ft Apart50 - 100 days
Winter Squash Seed Planting Information:

Winter Squash need warm weather to grow. It is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds after the soil has warmed up. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Eight to 10 plants will provide more than enough for a large family. You can trellis squash to save space. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening winter squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut winter squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.

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by on October 5, 2011

We planted our Red Kuri squash for the first time this year and have had great results in terms of growth of plants, numbers of squash grown, and taste appeal for the whole family. We will plant this every year on our small farm!

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by on March 27, 2012

I have grown Red Kuri for the past two years and this is the only squash I will keep on growing. You can't beat the taste! My very favorite dish: bake slices in butter with brown sugar (to your taste). When almost done top with fresh skinned peach slices and bake a further 10 minutes.In the winter use canned peach slices adding some of the juice. This can be a "desert".

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