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Days To Maturity : 100
Germination Days : 5-10
Planting Depth : 1.5-2
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 10
Spacing : 30
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Summer
20 PKTs Available
Kakai Pumpkin VPU-5002



This pumpkin is grown for its hulless seeds.

Not sort of hulless, but absolutely without hulls and ready to eat.

A delicious high protein treat, with many health benefits, raw or roasted.

The flesh, is not very sweet but it is often used in soups and stew, or in dishes like enchiladas.

Animals like chickens and goats love pumpkins--just break them open and they will do the rest.

Vines can crawl over any unused space and yield 2-4 pumpkins each.

BOTANICAL NAME: Cucurbita pepo


Start seeds in flats or pots. Keep soil just damp, don't overwater. Transplant seedlings 30" apart after danger of frost is pasy, disturbing the roots as little as possible. Preferably plant into a rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Give it full sun and plenty of water. Do not harvest until skin is thoroughly hardened.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 14-16/Harvest 0-4/Yield 48-191/Spacing 30"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather, easy to grow, stores well

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Kakai Ate My Garden
on 07/25/14 by Dusty in OR

Here in the Coast Range foothills of Western Oregon, pumpkins are a huge summer crop for commercial growers and home gardeners like me. I love pumpkin seeds and found Kakai, decided to give it a try. All 8 seeds germinated on the heat mats in February and all was well until I forgot to put the dome cover back on one night and the mice ate all but 2. Planted them out in a raised bed in late April, one survived. At this point, that one plant has taken over fully 1/4 of my garden, has 13 fruits anywhere from softball to large beach ball sized, and I absolutely swear it grows 3 feet a day. You can see pictures on my blog, morganriver.blogspot.com Cant wait to roast some seeds this fall. Am also going to try smoking some as well on our MAK smoker.

on 06/17/14 by Ann in OR

I grew Kakai pumpkins last year and got about 8 sm, med & lrg pumpkins for 3 plants. I roasted the seeds with a little olive oil and salt, and they were unbelievably delicious. The fresh seeds are much better than the store-bought ones, roasted or not! But, I would need probably 100 pumpkins to be able to get a years supply. We use them quite often in salads, etc.

Growing good so far!
on 07/05/13 by Jeremy in CA

Growing in Fresno, CA USDA 9b Sunset Western 9, this pumpkin has been handling the 100+degree weather pretty well. I am trellising it to save space. It grows more like a zucchini than the other pumpkins I have grown. Short internodes, thick stem, long leaf stems, large leaves and skin piercing spines on stems and under leaves. I would have planted and grown these differently if I had known how they grow. I had 8 of 11 seeds survive and the plants look healthy. Four dark green pumpkins currently growing all on different plants ranging from 2-8 inches in diameter. I will try to come back and update when I harvest.