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Cucurbita moschata 'Shishigatani'

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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: Shishigatani
Additional cultivar information: (aka Toonas Makino)

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Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:
Cream
Yellow

Size:
4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 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:
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 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The unique Japanese pumpkin that was developed in the Bunka era of the Edo period (1804-1818). This is one of our rarest and most historic new varieties! The fruit are uniquely shaped, like a bottle gourd and are ribbed and very warty. They are dark green, turning to tan at full maturity. The fine-grained flesh has a delicious nutty flavor. Traditionally believed to keep people from getting paralysis if eaten in the hottest part of summer. Shishigatani pumpkin is a famous vegetable in Kyoto cuisine.

Regional...

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

Thousand Oaks, California
Boerne, Texas



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