1591 - WINTER SQUASH - UCHIKI KURI -
(Cucurbita maxima). Middle eastern variety. Roundish fruits with avg. weight of 1,5 kg. Red-orange rind, deep yellow flesh with a delicious taste. High yielding and quality, very appreciated by confectionery industries for its extra sweet flavor. Widely adapted.
Sowing: indoor in February-March, 2-3 seeds per pot; outdoor, in April-May planting, 3-4 seeds for each little hole. Transplantation: outdoor in April-May; leave a little hole to plant, when the plants have 3-4 leaves. Recommendation to start cultivation, check the stem above the third leaf and the branches side above the fourth leaf. The pumpkins are picked with a few centimeters of the stalk and left to dry in the sun a few days; They may be stored for several months without deterioration. Seeds required: 100 gr. for 100 square meters.