Kabocha Squash, Japanese Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Kuribo'

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

Kabocha (winter)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Champaign, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 22, 2010, bgon from Champaign, IL wrote:

I have grown the "Cha Cha" and "Black Forest" varieties of Kabocha squash with some success. Biggest problem has been vine borers.

The squash that do make it to harvest are delicious, though.

Neutral

On Sep 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A baby (1 lb) kabocha hybrid.