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Blue Hokkaido Squash (15 seeds) (SQ290) $3.00
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Blue Hokkaido Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) 95-110 days (also known as Blue Kuri) A lovely little Kabocha type squash, this one weighs 2 to 3 lbs, and it maxes out at about 8 inches in diameter—perfect for individual servings. The fruits are blue-green to gray, flattened, lightly ribbed globes. Dryish flesh is yellow-orange, thick, dense and very sweet. This Japanese variety is a superior storage type as well, and great for marketing!
 
Blue Hokkaido Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pedaler
Location:
Lake Oswego, OR, United States
Date:
July 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Monster plant
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate and grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Started from seed under grow lights mid april, put out late may. Plants sprawl. Have lots and lots of squash, they are not ready yet, in another month of so. No bugs, and no powdery mildew, just healthy plants

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
chickenman
Location:
Ayden, NC, United States
Date:
July 2, 2017
          3.0
 
Excellent growth til bugs came
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? excellent germination

What are the cons? borers love it.

Review:

Came up really well and vines reached 10 ft long in short order. Then the squash borers came. In Eastern NC this pest gets most of my squash every yr. I try to not spray because I'm a beekeeper so my strategy (which is gonna have to change) is to plant enough so me and the bugs can have some. I was looking forward to these but at least for me in my part of the country, this squash isn't going to work. Think I'll go back to butternut or try cushaw next yr.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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31 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
June 25, 2015
          5.0
 
A great variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Neat and tidy vine system

What are the cons? none at this time

Review:

A great variety! Perfect germination rate and very strong seedlings. This variety grows a little slower than the other squash varieties grown this year (Red Kuri, Boston Marrow, Baby Blue Hubbard, Georgia Candy Roaster and Oregon Sweet Meat) however the Blue Hokkadio has the unique trait of forming a very neat vine system that does not "reach" in all directions. One additional note: Blue Hokkaido does not like extremely hot weather in my experience. It is the only one that wilts during the hottest parts of the day and requires a little more water than the others. Other than that minor quirk it is an excellent choice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

40 out of 40 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rebecca Mc
Location:
Oregon House, CA
Date:
February 6, 2015
          5.0
 
My favorite winter squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? productive,size,keeper,taste

What are the cons? be aware, they have long vines

Review:

I've grown these for several years, saving seed each time. They have out produced every other kind of winter squash I've grown. The fruit average 5 to 8 lbs. very nice for market as well as home use. The flesh is thick, deep orange and very tasty, sweet and nutty. Slowly turning a tan color, they usually store for about a year, though I had one keep for 2 years, it was still tasty. I got 60 fruit from 6 vines grown in a double dug bed with lots of organic compost. Drought resistant, I had some sprout on the edge of a forgotten dry compost heap, they received no water during a very hot California summer and still managed to produce 2 small fruit per vine, I was amazed to find them hidden in some dead weeds come fall. We do have problems with borers and squash bugs, they show reasonable resistance to bugs. Highly recommend these beauties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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