This squash is as ornamental as it is tasty. The small 8-10 oz. fruits have cream skins with dark green mottled stripes. The flesh is light yellow, sweet and delicately flavored. The plants are vigorous and high yielding. Great as an ornamental and stores well.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 45-50 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. 90 days
- 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. Train 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.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in tempura, stir-fries or in soups. In Japan, they are
often stuffed with meat and baked.