Winter Squash- Kakai

Cucurbita pepo

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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Winter Squash- Kakai

Cucurbita pepo

  • 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:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring and summer
Germination: 5-10 days @ 21-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing: 100cm
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 100 days
*Notes: To reduce the risk of disease: do not overhead water. Susceptible to mildew.

(Product number: E5-17)
Seeds per gram: 10 seeds

SKU E5-17
Shipping Weight 0.0016kg
Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Seeds per gram: 10

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