Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd 19016 Vegetable Seeds, Squash (Winter) Uchiki Kuri


  • Teardrop shaped Japanese squash growing to approximately 1.5 kg
  • Creamy flesh which is sweet and nutty, stores well
  • Excellent source of vitamin A, good for vitamin C and folate
  • It is traditionally eaten braised in stock as a winter vegetable
  • Harvested fruits can be stored in a dry, frost-free location for 2 to 3 months

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Product Description

Winter squash uchiki kuri seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Nutty tasting ‘hubbard’ type. A teardrop shaped Japanese ‘Hubbard’ type squash growing to approximately 1.5kg in size. With a wonderful sweet and nutty flavour, it is traditionally eaten braised in stock as a winter vegetable.

Useful Information: Veg Explorer – varieties from around the world; Vitamin A

Sow and grow: Sow indoors, March-May for surest results, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20 degree C (60-68 degree F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 90 cm (3-feet) apart, into well-drained, fertile soil, when frosts are over. Or, sow outdoors, during May for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 90 cm (3-feet) between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: September-October.

Hints and tips: Harvested fruits can be stored in a dry, frost-free location for 2 to 3 months. In Japan, it is traditionally eaten braised in stock as a winter vegetable.

Box Contains

1x 10 Seeds Pack

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 7.6 × 0.8 cm
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Package Dimensions

‎14.8 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm; 10 Grams

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Batteries Required?


Item Weight

‎10 g



Date First Available

16 April 2013


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


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    I ordered these seeds at the end of May, and planted them in June, after being let down by another supplier. All six of the seeds I planted grew successfully, and all of the plants had multiple squashes on them. I am now just starting, in late August, to harvest them.They are delicious and easy to cook. I cook them by simply cutting them in half, removing the seeds, drizzling some sage oil on them (olive oil with some sage leaves in) and then roasting for 50 minutes at gas mark 7. You do not need to remove the skins, as this is perfectly edible once roasted and becomes crispy and delicious like jacket potato skin once roasted.I love roasted squash so eat a whole one as an accompaniment to a meal, but one could easily serve two people with other vegetables etc.I usually grow Trumpet Squash which is also delicious, and also grew that again this year, but was looking for something which took up less room as I wanted to use up the space I had available on my kitchen extension which was basically unused but gets lots of sun. The plants for each of these squashes takes up approximately one foot by six feet, so they are quite compact too, and I had them trailing along the ground on my extension, and they grew in an otherwise unused space. I would definitely grow them again.They look as though they would store well, but I will probably have eaten them all before I have time to find out.

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    They all germinated and grew well I now sept 22 have a lovely crop in storage for the winter

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    C. M. H.

    The plants were germinated in a propagator and planted out when about 15cm tall. We grew them in our allotment in light fertile soil in full sun. The mature squashes cropped well and were picked about the size of a small melon. Each squash is hollow with seeds so the flesh in not a great deal per squash, enough for one meal . The skin is hard and needs to be peeled with a good sharp peeler. Cutting open requires a strong bladed sharp knife. The flavour is delicious, slightly nutty with a dense creamy texture. I cook by roasting chunks or adding directly to soups etc.

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    Amazon Customer

    Good eating, they keep well, and make great soup & veggie burgers…

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    elaine 99

    Arrived in good time, germinated with no problems,now growing really well in my allotment.looking forward to harvesting the squashes

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    Paul D

    Very happy with my purchase. 90% germination. These are now forming some nice-looking squashes.Edit (Feb 2019): the squashes were delicious and they kept well into January (probably longer if we hadn’t eaten them all by then).

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    Amazon Customer

    planted half of them and all germinated but at very different rates some are sizeable plants already while on is just emerging so great result but patience required.

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    Angela Dorrell

    I’ll let you know when the seeds are planted next year

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