Organic Gourd - Uchiki Kuri
With striking, bright orange skin, this variety is also known as Onion Squash because of its flattened round shape. Its flesh is dark yellow and very tasty, and the fruits weigh about 1.5 kg.
Early sowing can be made outdoors direct into growing site 1.5cm deep. October sowings should be made into a cold frame. Thin out seedlings as they grow until 20cm apart. Plants raised in a cold frame need only be thinned to 10cm until the spring when they can be thinned again and the extra seedlings planted outside. For a slightly later crop, seeds can be sown very early in the year in a cold frame and planted out as soon as conditions allow.