Hokkaido Green (Cucurbita maxima) produces small, dark-green, round fruits with orange flesh. Their consistency is very compact and similar to that of chestnuts which makes them a rich food for in flavour and uniqueness. Its tendrils creep around the garden and the fruit does very well in storage.
Sow from mid-April as single seeds in 10-cm pots at about 20º C. Lightly cover seeds with loose soil or sand and keep moist. Transplant into the field from May 20th at the foot of the compost pile or in nutrient-rich soil. (Beware of slug damage!) Keep free from frost. Space individual plants at 80–100 cm on all sides. Harvest before the first frost. Store in at least 15º C.
Sowing quantity 25 g/Are