Chirimen - Winter Squash

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Chirimen Winter squash is something special. Its warty, flattened globes and distinct ribs make it stand out from other squashes. The dark-green skin turns buff-orange as it matures, and the thick, sweet yellow-orange flesh is delicious. Plus, this prolific variety produces 7 to 10 lb fruit! This heirloom was very popular during the Edo period in Japan. It was introduced to the USA for the first time in 1922 and has been a favorite of gardeners ever since. "Chirimen" means "crepe" in Japanese. 2g ~ 25 seeds.

Start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Transplant to the garden 2 to 3 weeks after your average last frost. Or, plant seeds directly in the garden 1-2 weeks after average last frost date. Sow 3-5 seeds per hill, thinning to a final 2-3 plants per hill. Winter squash grow best in a warm site with full sun. Warm soil is essential to good seed germination and emergence. Using transplants can speed production.

Scientific Name: Curcurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 100-125
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 2-5'
Row Spacing: 6-10'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 16-20"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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