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TETSUKABUTO WINTER SQUASH (F1 Hybrid 90 days) *Unavailable*

Very popular in Japan, this unique winter squash is a C. maxima x C. moschata cross. Commonly called a Japanese pumpkin, it develops only a small blossom-end scar. The nearly round, dark green fruit has a deep yellow flesh that is so sweet and nutty and smooth and creamy, it's like custard. It is well-suited for any pumpkin or winter squash recipe, but is especially delicious simply baked and served by itself. Tetsukabuto requires a pollinator, so plant hubbard, buttercup, or butternut variety nearby. 15 seeds

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I recommend this product

Doesn't get any better than this!

Purchasing several items and numerous seeds, I could not be more satisfied. The plants propagated from your seeds are amazing. I will no longer look elsewhere. Thank you all! PSB

jeremy g.
United States
I recommend this product

My Favorite Winter Squash

Outstanding. I plant 4-5 varieties of winter squash every year. This is my favorite. Prolific producer. Nutty rich flavor. Stores well. Only minor issue is how tough it is to slice open. Well worth the effort.

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Nathan H.
United States
I recommend this product

It took over my yard!

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.

Nathan H. verified customer review of TETSUKABUTO WINTER SQUASH (F1 Hybrid  90 days)
United States

Tetsukabuto winter squash

It is a wonderful squash we grew several times

Scott Tester
Sperryville, Virginia

Tetsukabuto Winter Squash

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.