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Please help me to identify my squash.

Hello!

I purchased "Kabocha" squash plants from Sutton this spring.
The plants are growing happily but I've found the colour was wrong and the skin was not creased. I enquired Sutton and they admitted that this was not Kabocha. But they could not identify it. (They promised a refund though)

Can anybody help me to identify it.  As I do not know what it is, I do not know how big it grows and when to harvest or even it is edible.  As I thought these were Kabocha, I planted them vertically.
If these will grow big, the support may be not enough....

Thank you for your help.

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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,414
    If no one here can help you @mitzi16825F6XO82LZ you could try the National Vegetable Society perhaps. 
    https://www.nvsuk.org.uk/pages/8-contact

    I can't think of anything else to suggest, but welcome to the forum  :)
  • myclayjunglemyclayjungle Coastal Suffolk/Essex borderPosts: 76
    I'm far from an expert, but they look like uchiki kuri squash.  I grew them last year and they were this yellow colour, before they matured to a bright orange. Google images of immature kuri and fully grown. 

     If they are kuri squash, they have a delicious nutty flavour and the best squash I've ever eaten!  I was slow this year and mine don't even have flowers yet!
  • I'm far from an expert, but they look like uchiki kuri squash.  I grew them last year and they were this yellow colour, before they matured to a bright orange. Google images of immature kuri and fully grown. 

     If they are kuri squash, they have a delicious nutty flavour and the best squash I've ever eaten!  I was slow this year and mine don't even have flowers yet!

    Thank you for your message! 
    My biggest squash is aquiring orange colour now and fingers crossed it is Uchiki Kuri squash, not halloween one.  Would you please let me know how big are these Kuri squash are going to be? (I googled but could not find the answer)
    My biggest one is about 13cm dia and the growth seems to be slowing/stopping.
    Thank you for your help.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,549
    edited 15 July
    It looks very much like a Uchiki kuri to me too.  This is the third year I've grown them.  If that one is  turning from yellow to orange then I think it's stopped growing.  They're a fabulous squash.  Leave them plenty of time to ripen and they'll store for ages.  

    This is one of mine from last year. 


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • MANY THANKS everybody for your helps!!
    The one of the photo of Dovefromabove just looks like mine with faint white lines.
    Now I feel more relaxed and will see how they go.
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 353
    This might be useful ...

    https://www.premierseedsdirect.com/product/product-40/

    They sound lovely - I think I will try them next year. 🙂
  • The size information is highly appreciated. My one is a little smaller but never mind, there are others coming on. :) 
  • myclayjunglemyclayjungle Coastal Suffolk/Essex borderPosts: 76

    Here is a pic of mine in comparison to other veg from last year.  They are much smaller than say a Halloween pumpkin, and can easily be held in 1 hand.  About the size of a large grapefruit.  Mine were grown in pots, so in the ground, they might get slightly larger, but not much more.
  • That is a great selection of vegetables! Thank you so much for the photo.  I got an idea about size.

    I wish all of you a great harvest this year!


  • Here is a pic of mine in comparison to other veg from last year.  They are much smaller than say a Halloween pumpkin, and can easily be held in 1 hand.  About the size of a large grapefruit.  Mine were grown in pots, so in the ground, they might get slightly larger, but not much more.
    oh, nice! Great selection :)
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