Red kuri squash growing herbaceous annual plant of the genus Cucurbita. Red kuri squash plant grows as vine, also used as orRed kuri squashntal fruit, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Flower color is yellow, there are female and male flower.
Red kuri squash fruits
Fruits are round-top shape, color fruit is orange. The weight is 0.7-1.2 Kg. The size 5-8 cm, seeds are white and edible after cooking, the taste similar Acron sqush and the fruit reminiscent pumpkin with chestnut
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Requirements for Red kuri squash growing and care:
Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, sometime need trellising, few month of warm season
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in squash?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles
No need. But possible all the season
How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 40-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, there are female and male flowers
Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand poination
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Red kuri squash fruits?
Cooked, baked, grilled, stir fry, quiche, staffed
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?
120 days (4-5 month)
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm
Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm from the top
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising
Do the seeds require burying?