Uchiki Kuri is one of the most reliable squashes to grow. Orange/red pear shaped fruits with a nutty flavour. Well worth trying. Stores for up to 6 months but still tender enough to eat the roasted skin. A good one for those weaning themselves off that supermarket staple the butternut squash which has a thick skin for storage and transport but cannot compare to most other squashes for taste.
Highly recommended by Jason Horner for its taste and reliability.
Mid April until late May
Sow individual seeds into small pots (7 cm) or large modules and keep in a warm place. Pot on into a 10 cm pot when ready. Plant out in late May-June after hardening off. Initial protection with a cloche is
Between plants: 1.2 m