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Squash Sweet Mama

Winter squash Kabocha

This squash forms single long vines with almost no side shoots and produces 3 lb fruits with dark green, hard skins over sweet, nutty, deep orange flesh. 85 days to maturity, stores well for 5 months.

  • »  Early maturing, bush type squash takes less space than other varieties
  • »  Large fruit with dark green skin and bright yellow flesh
  • »  Sweet and nutty flavour
  • »  Matures in 45 - 50 days

AAS - National
Attributes
Award Winning
Edible
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Spreading
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Squash 'Sweet Mama'

Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 5-10' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or leave to sprawl on the ground. After harvest, leave winter squash in the sun for a few days to cure before storing.