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Akehime, Hybrid

Cucurbita maxima


Akehime, Hybrid
Seed #257
This bright orange baby-sized or one serving kabocha squash weighs about 1 lb. when ripe and is perfect for stuffing. When cooked, the bright orange flesh is very sweet and powdery-soft. Its flavor is like a cross between sweet potato and pumpkin.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 7-10 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 35 days after flowering or 85-95 day
  • Planting season: Late spring to early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1 ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 5-10' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. The vine can be trained to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or leave to sprawl on the ground. After harvest, leave winter squash in the sun for a few days to cure before storing.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Row
Distance
78-95°F 1" 12-18" 48-72"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in tempura, stew, curries or baked. The Japanese prepare it by simmering partially peeled chunks in chicken broth or dashi and flavoring with sugar, soy sauce and mirin.
 
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