How to grow Red kuri squash

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

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
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

Water requirement:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

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

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer, autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

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

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:

Planting spacing:
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

Germination time:
5-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Cucurbita maxima

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