Winter Squash- Kakai
- Can be left to mature and used as a small pumpkin
- Compact vine
- African Heirloom variety
Compact vine with a semi-bushy habit. Produces small orange and green striped fruits. Grown for its edible hull-less seeds known as pepitas, this variety is one of the few winter squash varieties that don't produce a shell around the seed so seeds don't need to be shucked to be eaten. Seeds are great for salting & roasting and make a highly nutritious snack food. Whilst the fruit is edible roasted, it is flavourless with a watery texture. Also known as "hulless pumpkin".
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||5-10 days @ 21-35°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Annual|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||100 days|
(Product number: E5-17)
Seeds per gram: 10 seeds
|Botanical name:||Cucurbita pepo|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||10|
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