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Buy Squash 'Uchiki Kuri' (Red Kuri)| Climbing Onion Squash | Sarah Raven

Squash 'Uchiki Kuri' (Red Kuri)

This ornamental onion squash has great taste and texture and looks fantastic climbing up over frames.
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20 seeds

5 seedlings

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
maxima
Common name
Climbing Onion Squash, Potimarron, Onion Squash, 'Uchiki Kuri'
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.2m (4ft) - Trailing

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.