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Tetsukabuto Squash (F1)
Tetsukabuto Squash (F1)
Sale price: $4.65


  • Hybrid 90 days. Cucurbita maxima x C. moschata.
  • Kabocha squash,Tetsukabuto Squash (F1) has a  sweet nutty flavor.
  • Fruits are nearly round, 5.5 to 6.5 lbs.
  • Resistant to disease and squash vine borers.
  • Large vines, productive and stores well.
  • Hugely popular in Brazil since 1960.  Arguably it is shaping some of their current cuisine and sold by the half so shoppers can see the rich deep yellow/orange color.
  • Used for soups, salads, meat dishes and baby food.  We recommend planting this variety with a C. maxima variety for best fruit set.
  • Used as root stalk for grafting watermelons, squash and cucumbers.
Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when soil is between 70° to 95˚Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds ½ - 1” deep in hills spaced 3’ to 6’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil has warmed and remains 65°-75˚. Squash need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and the stems begin to dry.