Squash 'Uchiki Kuri' (Red Kuri)
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 75cm (30in)
- Common name
- Climbing Onion Squash, Potimarron, Onion Squash, 'Uchiki Kuri'
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 1.2m (4ft) - Trailing
- Soak/soften seed to speed up germination, then sow on their edge 2.5cm deep in individual pots. Once they have 5-6 leaves, harden off and plant out after the last frosts. Sow direct from mid-May.
The number-one squash in my family, because it has great taste and texture – waxy and sweet, tasting of chestnuts – and doesn't get too huge.
Three or four people can easily eat one of these at a sitting, not possible with some of the larger kinds. It's also hugely ornamental and looks fantastic climbing up over frames.
Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.
Water well, and avoid the plant becoming dry. Mulch well, and dig in plenty of manure. Will need a frame to climb up. It is important to pinch out the triffid-like growth tips once they reach 1.8m and to keep doing so! This helps the fruit to set.