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Somen Kabocha or Kinshi Squash
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  • Somen Kabocha
  • Somen Kabocha or Kinshi Squash
  • Somen Kabocha or Kinshi Squash

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Somen Kabocha or Kinshi Squash (20 seeds) (SQ141) $3.00

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Somen Kabocha or Kinshi Squash

         
 
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(C. pepo) 85 days. We are excited to offer the true Japanese strain of this incredible squash introduced by Sakata Seed Company of Yokohama, Japan. It produces wheat-free, low-carb noodles in abundance on productive vines. According to some sources, Sakata Seed Co. in Japan developed an improved strain of a Chinese spaghetti type squash. It is said that Burpee picked up this seed and began selling it as Vegetable Spaghetti in 1936. In Japan, spaghetti squash is most commonly called ‘Somen Kabocha’ or ‘Kinshi Uri.’ Somen means skinny noodles and Kinshi means golden thread, and it is very popular to eat the ‘noodles’ cold during the hot summer. The book Sosai Engei Zuhen (1951 by Jyouji Togashi & Suteki Shinohara) states that the spaghetti squash originated in China, some say in the 19th century. Sakata Seed Co. was founded in Yokohama in 1913, and there are records showing they were importing spaghetti squash to N. America prior to 1921. Much of the paperwork before the war was lost in the Yokohama great air raid, and there are no documents remaining to definitively answer where their squash originated. What we do know is that the Japanese have been growing this squash for over a hundred years, and people on both sides of the world have been enjoying it for at least that long!
 
Somen Kabocha or Kinshi Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Annette
Location:
Philadelphia, MS, United States
Date:
October 3, 2018
          4.0
 
Ok overall. Ill save the seed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? plentiful, novel in recipes

What are the cons? hard outer layer

Review:

I grew these to hybridize with another squash to create new cultivars. That is my hobby. I do not try to create noodles. I will use them as a substitute for winter squash in recipes. The novelty of these things in a pumpkin recipe is better than spaghetti noodles. They're a poor substitute for spaghetti.. These were just as I expected however. They taste like those in grocery stores but most are in more varying sizes. I planted 8 cultivars and these are my 2nd or 3th favorite in productivity. I am still seeing fruit on them in October. So the productivity is actually good. The extended time seems to make them a bonus. I planted in May. Remember this is Mississippi. Most are a good size for an individual to eat in 1 meal. Some might be large for a meal. I have enjoyed eating them. I am used to eating summer squash with tender skin. These definitely do not have a tender skin, but they are good. I prefer Delicata over these. Delicata has an edible skin. These not as plentiful as zucchinis

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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