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PlantFiles: Kabocha Squash, Japanese Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Red Kuri'

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

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Kabocha (winter)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Mature Skin Color:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 17, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 3-4 lb red hubbard type. requires 90- 100 days to maturity.

Positive rebecca101 On Dec 12, 2004, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a very nice tasting, smallish winter squash. Approximately 75 days to mature. It's a striking red-orange color with dark salmon flesh. The texture is nice and dry, not at all watery, and the taste is sweet and nutty. I've grown it successfully in southern WI -- one warmer summer it was very prolific, another cooler year not so much, but it survived.


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

San Simon, Arizona
Menifee, California
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vinton, Ohio
South Padre Island, Texas
Jensen, Utah
Madison, Wisconsin

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