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  • Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)
  • Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)
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  • Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)
  • Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)
  • Red Kuri Squash

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Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido) (20-35 seeds) (SQ101) $2.75

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Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)

         
 
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(C. maxima) 92 days. A red-orange Japanese winter squash, fruit is 5-8 lbs each and teardrop-shaped. The golden flesh is smooth, dry, sweet, and rich; a great yielding and keeping variety. This style squash has been traditionally farmed in Kanazawa, Japan area. It is said that Saichiro Matsumoto of Kanazawa brought this squash back from Fukushima in northern Japan, in 1933. It is one of the Kaga (old name of Kanazawa) traditional vegetables.
 
Red Kuri Squash (Hokkaido)
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 34
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kate
Location:
Evansville, IN, United States
Date:
September 26, 2019
          5.0
 
Excellent squash for storage
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very prolific

What are the cons? Requires a TON of space

Review:

And for baking! This was my first year growing this squash and I pretty impressed. Seeds were easy to start. I had an excellent germination rate, I think out of 12 started I got 11. Once in the ground they grew fast. Next year I’m going to trellis them since they required a lot of real estate and yes I know squash take up a lot of space, but this was more than I’m used to. Once grown they kept beautifully in wicker baskets in my basement. I used them to make some dinner rolls and was amazed at the flavor. Sweet and nutty, this is an excellent dupe for acorn. It also dehydrated and reconstituted well (as a pur?e). Seed saving threw me for a bit of a loop since the seeds developed a husk which flaked off when dry. I asked Baker Creek about it and I think I didn’t wash them well enough. I guess it won’t hurt germination. If you’re on the fence please give these a shot. You won’t be disappointed!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dot
Location:
Seabeck, WA, United States
Date:
September 22, 2019
          5.0
 
Does well in the PNW
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? grew well in the PNW

What are the cons? took a long time to germinate

Review:

Zone 8b. Squash are hit and miss here in the PNW. These thrived and still have fruit maturing on them near the end of September. I harvested 4-5 fruit per vine and have squirrelled them away for the winter. I planted them directly into the ground in raised beds and the vines sprawled, taking over and climbing up my tomato cages and bean trellises. The vines really loved the trellises and were able to bear fruit on them, which made for a pretty cool look. In the future, I will plan to trellis these squash.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diego Romo
Location:
Queretaro, Mexico
Date:
July 6, 2019
          4.0
 
Heat and plague tolerant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Stood well heat and drought

What are the cons? Small sized fruit

Review:

Stood well temperatures over 93 F degrees, and resisted the attack of squash bugs, but produces a small fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

28 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ratzrule
Location:
Burlington, WA, United States
Date:
March 24, 2019
          4.0
 
I grow every year
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Stores, productive, small

What are the cons? Need aged to sweetenen

Review:

Those of you who said they are not sweet you picked too early and didn't let them age is my guess. The flesh is very sweet and honey scented. I grow mine in hills in hard to grow in clay soil by using 50/50 wood chips/Coco then fish bone meal, composted manure from my birds, azomite, kelp meal and a pinch of myko when they go in. They are regularly fed more compost made into tea from bird poop and shavings composted. Plants are very hungry if you under feed your plants will be scarce and not produce many or very tiny. Ours average 5 but some are like melon size. If you don't skimp on feeding especially fish bones for middle number on npk needs they will produce plenty. Pick soon as their hard if season is long they'll make more. I age mine in full sun turning until skin tightens and turns rock hard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Terri
Location:
Randle, WA, United States
Date:
December 7, 2018
          5.0
 
Won First Place in my garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Unique

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This squash was my favorite out of everything I grew this summer. When the first Red Kuri was barely big enough I couldn't wait to try it. It weighed 3 pounds. I was surprised by how DRY this squash is. I put butter on it...still too dry. I put more butter on it...still too dry. I boiled some chicken broth and poured that on and this was the best squash I have ever eaten. All together I got 8 Red Kuri squash and I enjoyed them very much. The plants were strong and healthy and I only wish I planted more. Get some.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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