Red Kuri Squash Seeds- Open-Pollinated,Japanese kabocha Pumpkin,Organic Non-GMO

Cucurbita maxima

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Organic Non-GMO Red Kuri Squash - Open-Pollinated 
Teardrop-shaped, striking red-orange squash from Japan. Also known as Baby Red Hubbard or Orange Hokkaido, this delectable variety has smooth, sweet, dry orange flesh. Very reliable yield even in cool climates with short growing seasons. 

  • Maturity: Approx. 45 days after flowering, 95-110 days to maturity
  • Planting season: Late spring to early summer

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Organic Winter Squash - Growing and Seed Saving Info

Types of  Winter Squash
Winter squashes (Cucurbita spp.) are warm season tender annuals in the Cucurbitiacea family, which includes cucumbers, summer squash, melons, and gourds.
Soil and Nutrient Requirements
Plants need loose, fertile, well drained soil with plenty of organic matter and nitrogen and a pH 5.8-6.8. Fertilize seedlings with fish emulsion if leaves yellow.
Position
Full Sun
Seeding Depth
Seed depth: 1/2-1”
Seeding Rate
Direct seeding: 2-3 seeds/18-36”, thin to one plant per spacing;
Plant Spacing
Plant spacing: for bush varieties 18-24”, for vining 24-36”;
Row Spacing
Row spacing: for bush, semi-bush and short vine types is 6’, for vigorous vining types use 9’. Plants can also be planted in hills of 3-5 plants in rows 3-5’ apart (bush types provide less weed suppression so are typically planted closer than vining types) for easier tractor cultivation
When to Sow
Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract 2 weeks if transplanting. Winter squash has a long season, requiring 90-120 frost free days to reach maturity, so it is usually transplanted in northern climates. It can also be direct seeded once danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures reach 70°F. Start transplants indoors 3-4 weeks before last risk of frost. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85-95°F.
Other Considerations
Black plastic mulch can be used to increase soil temperature for earlier planting.
Frost Tolerant
No. Frost damaged fruit will not store well.
Drought Tolerant
No
Heat Tolerant
Yes
Seed Specs

Harvest
Harvest when fruits are full size and have a deep rich color and hard rinds that can’t be easily dented with a finger nail. Changing color of the “ground spot” from yellow to cream, gold or orange is another general indicator of ripeness. To harvest, cut stem at least 2” from the fruit: a short or broken stem can lead to rot. Cure after harvest by keeping in a warm, dry location for a few days then
Storage
Store at 50-55°F with 55-75% relative humidity and good air circulation.  Delicata and acorn squash do not need curing, but will not store as long as other varieties.
 
 

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