Organic Squash, Winter Kabocha
(1/4 lb)

Flesh has a Rich Nutty Flavor

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5568

$54.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$54.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

Winter Squash - Kabocha ‘Black Forest’ - Cucurbita maxima

Tender Annual F1 Hybrid. Black Forest is a kabocha developed for its rich, nutty flavor, disease resistance, and excellent keeping qualities. Hugely popular in Japan and well-known on the West Coast of the U.S. The 3 lb. round, winter squashes have dark green skins striped with light green, covering orange flesh. Roast these squashes or use them for soups.

Did You Know? Kabocha is also known as Naguri squash.

Soil & Water: Squash like deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. Sensitive to frost, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and frost protection in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Use fiber pots or soil blocks for best results because squash don't like to be transplanted. Or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. The small to medium vines produce 3-5 squashes each.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel, but before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins, do not allow them to freeze. Store in cool, dry conditions. To minimize the spread of rots, store in a single layer and do not allow squashes to touch.

Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 6-10 Days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Days to Maturity: 85-95 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"-18"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 Pound: 589 Seeds

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Features

  • Good Keeper
  • Hybrid

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Squash like deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. Sensitive to frost, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and frost protection in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Use fiber pots or soil blocks for best results because squash don't like to be transplanted. Or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. The small to medium vines produce 3-5 squashes each.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel, but before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins, do not allow them to freeze. Store in cool, dry conditions. To minimize the spread of rots, store in a single layer and do not allow squashes to touch.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W x 2"H

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