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Kabocha Squash, Japanese Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Geisha'

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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