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Futsu Kurokawa Squash
 
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Futsu Kurokawa Squash (10 seeds) (SQ311) $3.00

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Futsu Kurokawa Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) A very ancient Japanese variety, this dusty green moschata is no longer popular in Japan. We are excited to offer this piece of ancient Japanese culinary heritage! The fruits are ribbed and almost black (kurokawa means black in Japanese) and almost perfectly round. Try this incredible ancient squash in soups, pies and more!
 
Futsu Kurokawa Squash
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tom
Location:
Mesa, AZ, United States
Date:
March 8, 2018
          3.0
 
Finally got to try the squash
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? The coloring

What are the cons? the taste

Review:

Tasted like an acorn squash, no chestnut taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marsha
Location:
Tucano, Bahia, Brazil
Date:
January 19, 2018
          3.0
 
Delicious as young squash
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious as a young squash

What are the cons? Too slow for our climate

Review:

Summer squash has always been difficult in our hot dry climate. But we discovered that the young Futsu is delicious, prolific, and can substitute for summer squash. We will plant it this year to harvest early. It took too long to ripen to serve as a winter squash here.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bob
Location:
Istanbul, Turkey
Date:
January 5, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, appearance

What are the cons? none.

Review:

I grew this squash in Istanbul, which has a climate similar to N. California. The plants were very vigorous, with beautiful white-mottled leaves - so attractive that I would actually grow it on a trellis just for the ornamental value. I got a lot of squash. At first I despaired of peeling them, till I realized there was no need to because the peel is quite thin. The flesh is medium sweet, flavorful and dense. I like to fry onions in olive oil with some sage, then add the squash and sautee till it starts to get a little tender, add the zest and juice of an orange and cover, cooking on low heat till the squash is completely tender. Now I'm actually in Seattle and hope we get a warm summer so that I'll be successful with them. A friend of mine grows them over on the Olympic Peninsula and has had good success.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tom
Location:
Mesa, AZ, United States
Date:
December 28, 2017
          4.0
 
Hardy and productive
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? hardy, productive

What are the cons? Difficult to start

Review:

I started them on time for a fall garden out here in sunny Arizona but due to difficulty starting them they ended up starting late., Once they got going they spread all over the place, vines are about 10 feet long with many branches, very cold tolerant, started for a fall garden and because they took so long to get going It's now December 28, 2017 and they are still going strong, we have had several nights where the temps dropped down to 34 degrees but it didn't bother the squash, they are still black and haven't started to change colors and since a frost isn't in the near forecast I'm not picking them and hoping they will get larger. Will grow again and if no frost these should hold over. Gave it a 4 overall rating since I haven't tried one yet can't tell how they taste

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RyeBread
Location:
Cambridge, NE, United States
Date:
October 12, 2017
          4.0
 
Excellent Pumpkin
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very vigorous, and hearty

What are the cons? A bit tough to get started

Review:

Had a hard time getting the seeds to start and get growing, out of a whole pack of seeds planted I had maybe just shy of one quarter begin to grow. But, the result was okay in the end. The few surviving plants really took off and produced more pumpkins than I had anticipated. They withstood a bit of harsh weather and a few intervals of heavy rain and wetness. Didn't have a single one succumb to rot. Upon harvest, I even discovered several completely hidden among thick grass around the edge of my patch. They had matured and were absolutely fine. A pleasant surprise as other varieties that I've had this happen to usually are pulled out and are bad. Due to space I had to plant a zucchini nearby, none of them suffered cross pollination. I've had that problem in the past with other varieties as well. Overall, well worth a little struggle. The taste is mild, nutty, and pinch sweet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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