Naguri Kabocha-Type Asian Squash

80-100 days. Cucurbita pepo. This delightful Kabocha-type Squash is a hybrid from Japan, where the deep yellow flesh and firm, dense texture is prized for tempura. Naguri resembles a small, flattened dark green Pumpkin with light green markings. The flesh is rather dry, nutty, and extremely sweet. Each Squash weighs about two pounds and is borne on short vines with small leaves; ideal for smaller gardens. Let Naguri ramble or trellis it vertically next to Pole Beans. This lovely Squash stores well and is wonderful in soups, stews and for baking. (F1.)

One packet of about 18 seeds
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There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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