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Cucurbita moschata 'Jap'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Jap

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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:
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:
Gray

Size:
4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Excellent firm bright yellow flesh, then grey green shell, known in USA from 1860's, popular in Australia's hotter climates. 110 days.

Regional...

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

Franklin, North Carolina



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