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Winter Squash, Little Gem Red Kuri (Organic)

Cucurbita maxima. 80 days.

Cute, small red kuri type fruit are a good size in the kitchen and for market. Plants produce numerous fruit that weigh 2-5 lbs each. Stores well and has dense, finely-textured flesh. This variety is even good raw, sliced in salads or diced as a snack. It is crunchy and sweet like a carrot, but not as watery, and the nuttiness is almost addictive – much like eating carrots and chestnuts. We love its sweet flavor diced and sautéed with garlic and soy sauce. Good uniformity and bright color, does well even in challenging conditions. We think Little Gem is the perfect size for a kuri squash and its high yield makes it a great choice for market farms.

6 g ≈ 20 seeds
$3.90

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$7.80

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$60.00

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Sow indoors in 2-4” pots with good potting soil May through mid-June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 6′ wide rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Young plants are sensitive, we recommend row cover to protect from frost and insects.

Seed Saving

To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the fruit. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.

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  1. Question

    hillary

    Which farm is this grown by? The usual info seems to be missing.
    Thanks!

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      Andrew Still

      Shop Manager Andrew Still

      Hello Hillary,
      We produced Little Gem Red Kuri seed here on our farm and is certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Thanks for asking, the info is now updated.

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  2. Em

    First time squash grower

    Em (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    Good germination and ended up planting two large starts. Planted adjacent to pole beans and near tomatoes. Focused on mulches and compost but stingy watering as I experiment with what I can get away with due to drought. Did water minimally on hottest days. Both plants vigorous and set four or five fruit each. Lost a couple fruit to varmints early on but cured five nice specimens and so far the three I’ve eaten were delicious. Have two more still on shelf. Beautiful squash, nice keeper. Thank you!

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