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Cucurbita maxima 'Lakota'

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

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Kabocha (winter)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:

4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)
7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Lakota is a full vining small winter squash. It is slightly elongated and averages about 7 lbs. It is a good baking squash but even more desirable for fall decorations. Shell is multi- colored,


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

Los Angeles, California (2 reports)
Augusta, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dayton, Nevada
Westwood, New Jersey
Pond Eddy, New York
Rockford, Ohio
Warminster, Pennsylvania
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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