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PlantFiles: Kabocha Squash, Japanese Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Lixiu'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lixiu

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Type:
Kabocha (winter)

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Size:
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On May 6, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

AgroHaitai which offers this description; " Fruits are flattened globe shaped with dark green skin and light green strips. Flesh is deep yellow, dry, nutty and sweet. Very uniform and vigorous growing."



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