Kabocha Squash, Japanese Pumpkin
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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Type:

Kabocha (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:

Multi-colored

Size:

4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

Habit:

Vining

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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,