Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima x moschata 'Tetsukabuto'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima x moschata
Cultivar: Tetsukabuto

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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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:

San Simon, Arizona

Sanbornville, New Hampshire

Washington, New Hampshire

Brecksville, Ohio

Cosby, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 22, 2009, nhplanter from Washington, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I plant this squash every year--it is by far my favorite winter squash. It has excellent flavor, is extremely productive, and keeps through the winter. Give it lots of room because it will take over the rest of your garden.

Positive

On Nov 17, 2009, gabar from North Fork, CA wrote:

grew well and kept for many months after picked

Central California foothills

Positive

On Oct 15, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

My favorite winter squash so far. Very productive (24 from 4 plants in 2006 in Wisconsin) and delicious. The most productive squash I have grown to date, as well as the tastiest. Japanese F1 hybrid (maxima x moschata), 91 days. It is round, somewhat bumpy, and ridged, with very dark green-black skin. Flesh is a deep yellow-orange. Extremely nutty and sweet tasting, with flavor similar to a kabocha. Flesh is firm. Has been very resistant to vine borers and squash bugs for me. Was also a very good keeper through the winter. Requires a pollinator so you have to grow something else too - too bad!