Squash Uchiki Kuri Organic

£1.09

A bright and colourful Japanese Hubbard-type squash that has very attractive orange-red skin. The yellow and creamy flesh is firm, very sweet and nutty. The plant grows vigorously in warm weather and should be well watered during growth and whilst fruits are swelling.

  • Seed Count: 10

25 in stock

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Squash Uchiki Kuri Organic

Squash Uchiki Kuri Organic. A bright and colourful Japanese Hubbard-type squash that has very attractive orange-red skin. The yellow and creamy flesh is firm, very sweet and nutty. The plant grows vigorously in warm weather and should be well watered during growth and whilst fruits are swelling.

A very productive variety producing, fruits of around 2-3 lbs at 7″x7″ in size that store well into winter. (This seed has been specially treated and coated with a fungicide to prevent wilting and other fungal problems during germination. As such seeds supplied should not themselves be eaten.)

Cultivation Advice Squash Uchiki Kuri Organic

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • You have to drain the soil well and it has to be  rich in humus, the more the better.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space.
  • Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run,
  • whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contain.
  • For an early start (Mid / Late Apr)
  • place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot.
  • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature
  • (preferably more to maximise germination rates) until germinated,
  • so a propagator, well heated greenhouse or airing cupboard is ideal
  • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the fruits start to swell feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer,
  • these are greedy plants.
  • Limit larger fruiting varieties to 2-3 fruits (for giant pumpkins 1