Pumpkin Red Kuri

$3.50

  • Cucubita maxima.
  • Seed Packet contains approx 10 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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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.

When to Sow Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that. Note can be quite slow to germinate at low temperatures so pick a good week of higher temperatures.

Cool Climate: mid OCT – mid DEC (heat mat aides germination)

Temperate: SEP – DEC

Sub – Tropical: AUG – MAR

Tropical: FEB – SEP

Arid: AUG – MAR

Spacing 100cm (provide lots of water)

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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.

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