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Kakai Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ285) $3.00

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Kakai Squash

         
 
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(C. pepo) 100 days. Kakai’s completely hull-less seeds are superb for roasting! Slightly oblate, delicately ribbed fruits are an unusual shade of yellow-orange, mottled here and there in dark green to virtually black. Simply scoop the seeds out of the 5- to 8-pound pumpkins, rinse, salt if desired, and roast in the oven until slightly browned. Semi-bush plants are compact and great for smaller gardens.
 
Kakai Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tecolote
Location:
Dexter, OR, United States
Date:
December 3, 2017
          4.0
 
Kakai seedless squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? The seeds are delicious

What are the cons? Seeds don't keep

Review:

These squash's seeds are delicious and hassle-free. I will grow them every year, but will have to isolate plants and hand pollinate for the next year's seeds. When I tried to use my 1 year-old seeds I got zip. Probably because of the hull-less seeds. Oh, well. Now I know,... and you do, too. Did not care for the flesh, it was bland and kinda watery, but the seeds will motivate me to keep this gem around the garden for good. I have seen pictures of an "Oil-seed squash" from the Balkans that looks just like Kakai and is grown hull-less to help with the crushing. Have not yet found a source.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gramma Connie
Location:
Medford, OR, United States
Date:
October 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Delicious pumpkin
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? tasty and sweet, yummy seeds

What are the cons? Wish it had more seeds.

Review:

I purchased this pumpkin at a harvest festival farm near Medford Oregon. I cut it into quarters, extracted the yummy seeds and roasted the flesh for about an hour. The flesh was very moist and a little stringy but after roasting scooped out off shell easily. It was slightly sweet, a slightly greenish orange color. I did not add any water as it was plenty moist. I processed the flesh to a smooth puree and made a delicious Thai pumpkin peanut soup, (3 chili's!) I have frozen the remaining puree for more yummy things. After the seeds were dried a little on a baking sheet, I roasted them with a little olive oil and salt. My husband and i ate them all right out of the oven. They were delicious! I will be looking to find the seed to grow in my garden next year or heading back to the farm to buy some next year..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Blue
Location:
Chehalis, WA, United States
Date:
November 6, 2016
          4.0
 
Will always grow Kakai
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Good looking Pumpkin

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started these inside and moved them out 2 weeks later in May and they took off! When I had 3 well started pumpkins on each plant I started harvesting the immature fruit and eating them like summer squash. Fantastic! When summer wound down I harvested all my pumpkins and stored them in a cool closet in the garage. Made the most wonderful jack-o-lanterns ever, and the seeds are super yummie.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Emm
Location:
SLC, UT, United States
Date:
October 23, 2016
          4.0
 
Fun pumpkin
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Versatile

What are the cons? None

Review:

Great pumpkin beautiful different and no nasty hulls. I do feel like there was less seeds then other pumpkin it's size but maybe it's simply the lack of the extra mass from the hulls. Great seeds and while the flesh is stringy still edible. Will grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jonathan
Location:
Culloden, WV, United States
Date:
September 5, 2016
          3.0
 
Yields 12 cups of seeds
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Edible Seeds

What are the cons? Squash Vine Borers

Review:

The squash vine borers really hit this pumpkin hard; and with all of our efforts of squishing bugs, extracting worms, and burying sections of vine with dirt and compost, the plant died prematurely. We did manage to harvest 3 pumpkins before the plant gave up and died. Each pumpkin only yielded 1-2 cups of seeds. Some of the seeds were already sprouting inside. Like others have mentioned online, the flesh is rather tough and not for cooking. The chickens loved it. We did carve one just for fun. I may grow these again but they do take up a lot of space for only a few handfuls of seeds. Best to plant it on the edge of the garden and let it sprawl in the yard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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