Black Forest Kabocha Squash

Black Forest Kabocha Squash

Cucurbita pepo
Deep green skin wrapped over dry, flakey, sweet deep orange flesh. Very good.

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A uniform kabocha which produces about 4 fruits per plant, weighing 3-4 pounds each. Delicious baked with butter, or in soups; even the skin is tasty!
Number of Seeds 10 seeds
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Planting Depth 1 inch
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Width at Maturity 48-72 inches
Direct sow after frost, or start indoors 2-3 weeks earlier. Transplant in hills spaced 6' apart, 3 plants per hill, or in rows 36" apart. Plants can grow 6' or more, so give plenty of space to take over. Mulch early to help suppress weeds. Harvest when squash are buff-colored with no trace of green. Cure in a dry, warm place for a week or so, then store in a cool, dry, dark place.

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