Kabocha squash growing creeping vine of the genus Cucurbita also known as Kabocha or Japanese pumpkin, Kabocha squash annual plant also used as ornamental fruit, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate.
Leaves color green in round or heart shape with lobes.
Flower color is yellow, there are female and male flower.
Fruits color dark green some can be with light green or orange, the shape round-top shape, weight is 1-3.5 Kg, and size 10-18 cm.
Seeds are white and edible after cooking.
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Requirements for growing Kabocha squash:
Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, sometime need trellising but not must can grow as creeping vine
What is the best way to start growing Kabocha squash:
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Kabocha squash?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Kabocha squash:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die
When is the best time to plant a Kabocha squash plant:
Pests and diseases in Kabocha squash:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles
When is the best time to prune a Kabocha squash plant?
No need. But possible all the season
How to prune a Kabocha squash:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them
What is the size of a Kabocha squash plant?
0.5-1.5 m (1-4.5 feet)
Growth speed in Kabocha squash:
Kabocha squash Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Kabocha squash:
It is possible to grow Kabocha squash indoor?
Growing Kabocha squash is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Kabocha squash bloom?
General information about the flower:
Yellow flower with five lobs, there are female and male flowers
Thinning / Deadheading of Kabocha squash Blossom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand pollination
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand
When does Kabocha squash yield:
Pests or diseases in Kabocha squash fruit:
What can be done with big quantities of Kabocha squash fruit?
Cooked, baked, grilled, stir fry, stuffed
Work requirements on the Kabocha squash fruit:
Sometimes need to keep it with space from the ground
How long does it take for a Kabocha squash to bear fruit?
100-120 days (3-5 month)