Pumpkin Red Kuri
Pumpkin Red Kuri is a popular edible squash also known as Hokkaido or Baby Red Hubbard. Originally from Japan, the fruits are bright orange to red, round to teardrop shaped and typically weigh about 1 to 1.3 kgs.
The plant grows vigorously in warm weather and should be well watered during growth and whilst fruits are swelling. Produce 3 to 5 fruits per vine.
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct (3 seeds thin to strongest) when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that.
Spacing – 100cm (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.