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Cucuribta pepo

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Other Names: Kurri Kurri

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 8


This rare ethnic heirloom variety of the Maori people from New Zealand produces round to oval, heavily ribbed fruit with a nutty flavour approximately 1 to 1.5 kg and 20-30 cm across. Harvest young for use like zucchini or leave to mature to use like pumpkin. Suitable for winter storing. Harvest 65 days.

Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer

Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks

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