Kabocha Squash, Japanese Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Sunshine'

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

Kabocha (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

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

Regional

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

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Dayton, Nevada

Harrisville, New Hampshire

New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 12, 2006, tombaak from High Desert, NV (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful (almost red) orange. Completely stringless, very sweet / nutty.

Neutral

On Jan 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An improved Ambercup , Orange 3-4 lb fruit.