Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Kikuza'

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

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Size:

4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This Japanese heirloom is a good producer of small, tan colored pumpkins that are heavily ribbed. Orange flesh is sweet and dry and has a spicy flavor. First offered in America by the Oriental Seed Company, of San Francisco in 1927.