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Tetsukabuto squashes are amazing and it really covered my backyard. They produce kabocha type squashes that are great in soups. However, you need to be careful to grow a pollinator squash nearby, like hubbard or butternut squash. I made the mistake this year by planting them too close to each other, so the Tetsukabuto out competed the pollinator, but next year I'll do it right.
It is a wonderful squash we grew several times
Over the years disease and insects have decimated my annual crops of winter squash. Cucurbita maxima has become all but impossible to grow due to squash vine borer infestations. But tetsukabuto time and again has produced huge crops of wonderfully flavored squash! This cultivar is resistant to disease and vine borers. I am given cause to wonder why it isn't far more popular than it is. It is the main reason that I order from Pinetree Garden Seeds. I highly recommend it to any gardener who loves winter squash as much as I do! Just make sure that you have plenty of room for the vigorous wandering vines. Also, you must plant a c. maxima or c. moschata variety nearby as tetsukbuto's few and far between male blossoms are sterile.