Winter Squash

Red Kuri Squash

Red Kuri Squash

SQ822

C. maxima 92 days. A lovely, teardrop shaped mini hubbard with bright orange skin. Red Kuri has smooth textured flesh and a delightfully rich, sweet flavor. Perfectly proportioned for making pies and side dishes for warming winter meals, these squash typically reach 3-4 pounds each. In field trials this squash showed the most resistance to cucumber beetles.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 4-6 seeds per gram.
  • SQ822/P
  • 7 grams
  • $3.85

  • SQ822/B
  • 1 oz
  • $10.95

  • SQ822C1
  • 1/4 lb
  • $16.25

  • SQ822C2
  • 1 lb
  • $57.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-85°F5-101-1 1/2"1-2/hill3-4/hill3-6'75%3-4 yearsSee belowMedium


Cucurbita spp. In the diverse family of squash are true nutritional powerhouses, encompassing a wide array of forms, flavors, colorations, and culinary applications. Squash are rich in the carotenoids necessary for vitamin A production and boast a wide complement of amino acids. While starchy, most of the carbohydrates in the fruit come from special polysaccharides, pectins, which have exhibited strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic, insulin-regulating properties.

Days to maturity are from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Fertile, well-drained soil gives best results
• Squash is a warm season crop, avoid planting too early; raised beds and plastic mulch help keep roots warm
• Squash are monoecious (bearing separate male and female flowers on the same plant) and require insect pollination
• Poor fruit set is often the result of inadequate pollination; plant bee attractant flowers

Direct Sowing
• Plant after frost danger when soil warms to 65°F
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Keep soil evenly moist but not wet as too much moisture causes seed to rot
• Bush varieties: sow 3-4 feet apart
• Vining varieties: sow 4-6 feet apart

Transplanting
• Start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date in 4 inch pots
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Spotted and striped cucumber beetles, vine borers and squash bugs
Insect control: Row covers and/or apply Pyrethrin
Moschata species are resistant to vine borer
Common diseases: See chart below; diseases vary by region
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
Summer squash: Harvest regularly when fruits are young to keep plants productive
Winter squash: Leave on vine until fully mature, rinds should be firm
• When winter squash is mature cut stem leaving 2-4 inches remaining, gently wash in sanitizing solution; 10 parts water to 1 part bleach
• For best results move winter squash to a warm dry area 80-90°F to cure; see each type (below) for curing requirements
• Store winter squash at 50-60°F with 50-75% relative humidity and good air circulation

Curing Requirements
Acorn: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Buttercup: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Butternut: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Delicata: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Hubbard: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Mini-Hubbard: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Spaghetti: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months

Seeds per gram
Acorn, Butternut, & Delicata: 9-16
Buttercup & Hubbard: 3-7
Green Summer: 4-11
Spaghetti: 4-7
Patty Pan: 7-10
Yellow Summer: 7-15
Zucchini: 5-8

KEY TO SQUASH DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
PM | Powdery Mildew
PRV | Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV* | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV | Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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A hard pumpkin to find in U.S. markets
Dec 30, 2017  |  By Jeff
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This pumpkin / winter squash is very popular in Germany (where it is called Hokkaido), in France (where it is called potimarron) and in England (where it is known as Onion Squash). The most common pumpkin in markets in Germany. Used in soups. The whole fruit (minus seeds, but including skin) can be cooked and pureed in soups. MUCH tastier than butternut squash, widely used in soup in the U.S.
Wonderful Performer!
Oct 14, 2017  |  By Dave Grimmer
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These plants nearly took over the garden. Very vigorous. I just harvested 12 beautiful squashes. Winter squash can be a challenge for us on Marrowstone Island. It is not particularly warm here.
Grew well, tasty
Dec 7, 2014  |  By Mike
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These grew very well last year in southwest virginia. Lasted through the first frost with a tarp covering. Prolific with a tasty flesh we really enjoy making into muffins.
Great
Dec 5, 2014  |  By Mike
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Did very well this year in Southwest Virginia. Very prolific vines produced a number of squashes for us. Our current favorite way to eat them is mixed into corn muffins. Will buy again next year.