What are the pros? Prolific; Creamy; Sweet, Early
What are the cons? Especially Long Vines
Creamy, mildly sweet, reliable, and gorgeous!
The red kuris I grew had a distinctive, rich creaminess. The best analogy I can think of would be that the generic kabocha I planted was 1% milk while the kuri was whole. Consistency-wise, it was thicker than all 5 pumpkin varieties I planted, which were also dry-fleshed kabocha types. For a comparison, after 2 months of curing, it was also quite sweet, though not the sugary taste of some store-bought kabochas. I also noticed it didn't have the kabocha's nutty flavor.
Out of the varieties I grew this year, this one yielded the most. There were several weeks when temperatures climbed into the mid 90s. I resigned myself to plenty of unset fruit but the red kuri wasn't even fazed. It not only set more fruit - and set it when others would not - but produced some gems: one of the pumpkins I harvested was almost 13 pounds!
My only caveat is that its vines are LONG. A great pumpkin, but difficult for the space-conscious gardener!
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