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Sweet Mama, Hybrid

Cucurbita maxima


Sweet Mama, Hybrid
Seed #277
This Japanese kabocha squash is an All American Selections Winner. It has a distinct growing habit and produces a vine with almost no side branches. The 3-4 lb fruits have dark green skin and are borne close to the root end making it possible to interplant these vines quite closely. The flesh is dark yellow, dry, sweet and nutty. This variety is great for home garden and market growers. Stores well.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 6-8 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. 45-50 days after flowering or 85 days
  • Planting season: Late spring to early summer
Size Price Quantity  
Packet$4.00
0.25 Pound$51.00

For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.

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 left to sprawl on the ground. After harvest, winter squash should be left 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, stir-fry, curries or baked. The Japanese prepare it by simmering peeled chunks in chicken broth or dashi and flavoring with sugar, soy sauce and mirin.
 
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