The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile


Cucurbita Maxima - Uchiki Kuri

This post, 'Cucurbita Maxima - Uchiki Kuri' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden.
curbita maxima Uchiki Kuri

Japanese Winter Squash

.I planted Cucurbita maxima Duchesne 'Uchiki Kuri' this year and I got two and one wasn't even big enough to save so I had to throw that one away. But the one I saved looks nice doesn't it, however when I look at other pictures of this variety of Kuri they don't look the same! Is it really what it said on the label a Uchiki Kuri? Well perhaps they differ a lot in size etc. Anyway I'm looking forward to do something nice in the kitchen with this little fellow later this winter but first it has to mature a month or two in the greenhouse.

"This is an improved Hubbard-type squash with orange-red rind, creamy yellow, thick flesh that is very sweet and nutty flavored. The approximate weight for Uchiki Kuri is 1.5 kg or 3.3 lbs. Use in soups, stir-fries and pies. Bred in Japan, this winter squash is popular braised in dashi stock, or for a Thai dish, braised in coconut milk."


Maturity: Approx. 100 days
Planting season: Late spring to early summer


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Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Tyra! I love the little fellow's color - very bright!

Barbee' said...

I never cease to be amazed at the seemingly endless range of squash and pumpkin varieties. It is so interesting!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I have just been thinking the same thing Barbee was. So many variations. If I had the garden space, I would grow a couple different kinds.

Jacob said...

I have seen your Blog... It’s too informative. There are many posts which are really too Good and very useful.

Naturegirl said...

I must say Tyra such a lovley fall
photo! hugs

Barbara said...

Pumpkin time. There was a large display in or supermarket yesterday.

I see you are still harvesting some lovely vegetables.

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

I love your banner photograph by the way. Nice to see your greenhouse from above like that.

Kiki said...

Gorgoeus photo..beautiful job! You are very talented!I love the ivy hanging down on the side..wonderful!Very festive.

*Ulrike* said...

I think I saw something similar in Germany last year. Our garden was not the best this year, but isn't that the way of gardens?