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PlantFiles: Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Geisha'

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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: Geisha

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Type:
Kabocha (winter)

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Size:
7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

Habit:
Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:
Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV)
Cucumber mosaic virus (VMV)
Watermelon Mosaic Virus (WMR)

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:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 18, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A dark green with grey specks, 7-8 lb, hybrid kabocha.



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