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Uchiki Kuri Squash
Cucurbita moshata 'Uchiki Kuri'
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(Red kuri squash; Hokkaido squash) Traditional Japanese squash now widely grown in America, Mexico and New Zealand for export to Japan. The distinctive tear-shaped fruits are deep orange or red and the flesh is yellow with a pleasant sweet chestnut-like flavour. In fact the
part of the name is Japanese for chestnuts. Like other winter squashes it can be baked, boiled, steamed, sauteed or fried. Needs a long warm growing season, about 100 days. Drought tolerant.
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