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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Type:

Kabocha (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Pink/Red

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:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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.