Orange Hokkaido (Uchiki Kuri) Bush.
We have had requests for this beautiful orange-red Japanese squash that livens up the fall with color and the winter with savory meals.
Dry flesh is not too sweet, good with meats and in savory dishes
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcurbita maxima
Start seed in flats or pots 1 month before last frost date. Transplant out after soil is warm and weather is settled. Or direct-seed in the garden after al danger for frost is passed. Traditionally these vining squash are planted in groups of three, called a "hill", and given lots of compost or manure and lots of space or a trellis. Matures in 12-15 weeks. Harvest before heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1" stem.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures 11-17/Harvest 4+/Yield 50-350/Spacing 12-18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow, tolerates hot weather, stores well