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Winter Squash Uchiki Kuri (Cucubita pepo)
Also called the onion squash because of its shape. Uchiki Kuri squash has a bright orange skin and flesh with a lovely nutty flavour, making it ideal for roasting for summer salads or Sunday roasts. This variety of squash has a late summer maturity.
Product Part Number: 12310
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
April to May under glass or Mid-May to June outdoors.
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2"") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1"") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2"") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 90-100cm (36-40") apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 90-100cm (36-40"") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October
Fruits store well for use through the winter months. Store in a warm and dry place for up to 5 months.
A good source of Vitamins B1 and E and high in antioxidants.