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Product Number: W492

TETSUKABUTO WINTER SQUASH (F1 Hybrid 90 days)

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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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DL
04/25/2018
DENISE L.
United States

Tetsukabuto winter squash

It is a wonderful squash we grew several times

ST
03/26/2018
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.

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01/26/2018
Heidi
Vermont

Small reliable squash

I've grown this squash for a few years. I like that Gold Nugget grows more like a bush type squash and stays in its bed. It produces squash early, which is also a plus for my short Vermont season. It's the first squash that I start eating at the end of the summer. It stores well and each squash is a one person serving. In terms of flavor, it's consistent and good but not my favorite.

H
01/26/2018
Heidi
Vermont

Amazing Squash!

It was a tough year for winter squash in our Vermont garden. But Tetsukabuto produced the most squash of any that we grew. It resisted disease and held up better than other varieties. I had very high expectations of this squash, as I had done a lot of research, and people raved about its flavor. It absolutely lived up to its expectations. It tastes fantastic - like butterscotch or custard! However, squash that did not have enough time sitting on the vine to fully ripen did not have the good flavor. So far it is storing extremely well. Hopefully we will savor this incredible squash into the spring. I prefer to save my own seed and not grow hybrids, but this is a hybrid well worth growing.

H
01/26/2018
Heidi
Vermont

Amazing Squash!

It was a tough year for winter squash in our Vermont garden. But Tetsukabuto produced the most squash of any that we grew. It resisted disease and held up better than other varieties. I had very high expectations of this squash, as I had done a lot of research, and people raved about its flavor. It absolutely lived up to its expectations. It tastes fantastic - like butterscotch or custard! However, squash that did not have enough time sitting on the vine to fully ripen did not have the good flavor. So far it is storing extremely well. Hopefully we will savor this incredible squash into the spring. I prefer to save my own seed and not grow hybrids, but this is a hybrid well worth growing.

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